Stemmatophora brunnealis (Treitschke, 1829)
polyphagous on herbs
The larva feeds on the lower leaves from a very long white silken tube that reaches down deeply in the soil, between the roots of the host plant, and where it retreats during the day and upun disturbance, and were also the pupation takes place.
Univoltine; the adult emerges around September.
distribution within Europe
Body pitch black, weakly shining; head, prothoracic and anal plates and legs dark brown; piancula black, each one bearing a reddish brown seta. When held in the hand the larva does not curl, but takes a rectangular attitude.
Reddish brown; see Patočka & Turčáni.
Krone (1904a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).