Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833)

spanish dot

mine

Full depth irregular gallery or blotch; several mines are made by a larva. Frass granular; much of it is ejected. Mines may be connected by spinning, in which frass grains are trapped. Older larvae life free among the spun upper leaves.

host plants

Pedaliaceae, Plantaginaceae; weakly polyphagous

Anarrhinum; Antirrhinum; Kickxia elatine; Linaria; Sesamum indicum.

A pest in sesame cultivation.

phenology

Larvae between June and August.

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE recorded (Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recoded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Tropics and southern Europe; in northern parts of Europe a rare migrant.

larva

Green, with black pinacula; head dark brown.

references

Hering (1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Murria Beltrán (2008a), De Prins & Veraghtert (2006a), Ylla, Macià & Huertas Dionisio (2008a).

mod 3.iii.2020