Gypsonoma minutana (Hübner, 1799)

brindled shoot

Gypsonoma minutana mines

Populus euphratica, Spain; from Hering (1936b)

mine

Full depth corridor of very inconstant shape; most frass is ejected. Older larvae live free between two sandwiched leaves, causing window feeding.

hostplants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, euphratica, nigra, tremula; Salix salviifolia.

phenology

Larvae in May – June.

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europpe, Ireland excepted (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Body greyish white to greenish yellow; pinacula inconsicuous, concolorus with ; head pale yellowish brown; prothoracic plate light yellowish brown with a broad black lateral margin.

synonyms

Gypsonoma paediscana (Staudinger, 1859).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas, Pires & Cardoso (2008a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a).

01/01/2013

mod 14.ii.2018