Epinotia pusillana (Peyerimhoff, 1863)
Oviposition on tip of a leaf, usually at the upper side. The larva mines from a silken tube the basal part of the leaves. Groups of 1-2 (3) mined leaves are tightly spun together. The greenish frass is ejected. Pupation in the ground.
Larvae from August till end-April.
not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Germany and Poland to the Pyrenees, Alps, Serbia and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Dull yellowish green to yellow. Head yellow brown; prothoracic plate and pinacula as the integument, only somewhat more shining; rear margin of the prothoracic shield with a conspicuous dark median blot. Anal comb brownish (Patočka, 1958a, 1960a).
See Patočka (1958a).
Described by Patočka (1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Disqué (1905a), Patočka (1958a, 1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Šumpich (2011a,b).