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). However, Hering (1936b, 1957a) found that in Moricandia a broad corridor is made alongside the midrib, that finally widens into a blotch. Pupation external.

hostplants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Brassica oleracea; Moricandia arvensis.

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Britain to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Sicily, and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

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, Grapholita, vana (Kennel, 1901).

references

Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Skala (1951b).

25/02/2011

mod 18.ii.2018