Selania leplastriana (Curtis, 1906)

cabbage piercer

Selania leplastriana mine

Moricandia arvensis, Spain; from Hering (1936b)

mine

Normally the larva bores in the stem and side shoots; the frass is elected through a hole in the stem (Bradley ao, 1979a). Hering (1936b, 1957a) found that in Moricandia a broad corridor is made alongside the midrib, that finally widens into a blotch. Pupation external.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Brassica oleracea; Moricandia arvensis.

phenology

Larvae from September till May (Bradley ao, 1979a).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body pale bluish green, greyish white or yellowish white; head shining black; prothoracic plate blackish brown; anal plate pale brown; thoracic legs pale green.

synonyms

Laspeyresia, Grapholitha, vana (Kennel, 1901); Laspeyresia malcolmiae Walsingham, 1903.

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Skala (1951b), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 14.xii.2019