Selania capparidana (Zeller, 1847)
Capparis spinosa, Greece, Peloponnisos, Olympia © Paul van Wielink
Capparis spinosa, Spain, Almeria, Enix; © Ginny Clarke
Full depth, very irregular, initially corridor-like, later more blotch-like mines. The larva makes several mines. The black-green, coarse frass grains are ejected for a large part. Pupation outside the mine.
Mining larvae from September till March. Larvae of the summer generation feed in shoots, buds and fruits (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Spain, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Italy, Dalmatia, Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Laspeyresia capparidana; ? Laspeyresia malcolmiae: Swatschek
Buhr (1930a), Clarke (2011a), Hering (1957a, 1967a), Swatschek (1958a).