Rhopobota stagnana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

downland bell

mine

Full depth, transparent, irregular gallery or blotch. Frass sometime missing altogether, but sometimes in local concentrations, mostly near the start of the mine. Thee older larva leaves the mine and then lives between two spun leaves or in a silken tube below a leaf.

hostplants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Scabiosa columbaria; Succisa pratenis.

phenology

larvae mine around August (Hering, 1957a). However, according to UK moths there are two generations, therefore an earlier caterpillar generation must exist in spring.

BENELUX

known from all three Benelux countries (PESI, 2017)

distribution within Europe

all Europe, with exception of the Balkan peninsula (PESI, 2017).

synonyms

Griselda fractifasciana (Haworth, 1811).

references

De Prins, (1998a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 29.viii.2018