Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Titanio normalis

Titanio normalis (Hübner, 1796)

mine

Initially the larva makes some small irregular, full depth blotch mines. Older larvae live in a dirt-covered silken tube that stretches from the ground up to a leaf. At daytime the larva rests near the ground in the tube, at night it mines the leaf from the tube. In the course of its life several leaves are completely mined out in this way. Pupation outside the leaf.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, monophagous

Convolvulus.

phenology

Larvae in September.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe, as far north as Czechia; moreover all of Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

See Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.

references

Hering (1957a), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 22.xii.2019