Epinotia pusillana (Peyerimhoff, 1863)

mine

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.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba.

phenology

Larvae from August till end-April.

BENELUX

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).

larva

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).

pupa

See Patočka (1958a).

pupa

Described by Patočka (1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Epiblema pusillana.

references

Disqué (1905a), Patočka (1958a, 1960a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Šumpich (2011a,b).

mod 25.x.2019