Selania capparidana (Zeller, 1847)

Selania capparidana: mine on Capparis spinosa

Capparis spinosa, Greece, Peloponnisos, Olympia © Paul van Wielink

Selania capparidana mine

Capparis spinosa, Spain, Almeria, Enix; © Ginny Clarke

mine

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.

hostplants

Capparidaceae, monophagous

Capparis spinosa.

phenology

Mining larvae from September till March. Larvae of the summer generation feed in shoots, buds and fruits (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Spain, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Italy, Dalmatia, Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

synonyms

Laspeyresia capparidana.

references

Buhr (1930a), Clarke (2011a), Hering (1957a, 1967a).

30/10/2012

mod 25.vii.2017