Celypha woodiana (Barrett, 1882)
Viscum album, France, dép. Calvados, Beuvron-en-Auge © Ruben Meert
mine with entrance opening and frass at the outside
larva in the mine
full grown larva
In autumn the mine begins as a brown, narrow and inconspicuous, lower-surface corridor. The larva is capable of leaving its mine and restarting elsewhere, possibly in another leaf. In April – May of the following spring a full depth transparent blotch is made, from which most frass is ejected. The mined leaf soon drops, which makes the mine even more difficult to detect (Simpson, 2004a).
Larvae from September till in May.
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
South of the line Britain – Ukraine, but absent in Iberia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Deep green; described by Bradley ao (1979a).
Argyroploce, Olethreutes, woodiana.
Bradley ea (1979a) write that also the polyphagous tortricid Ditula angustiorana occurs on Viscum, leaving “blister like” feeding traces. This description does not match well with the normal habit of the species, suggesting a possible confusion with C. woodiana. In any case, angustiorana spins some leaves together in tortricid fashion, which, if needed, may help to distinguish it from woodiana.
Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (19739), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Hellrigl (2006b), Hering (1925a, 1926b, 1957a), Reichholf (2008a), Robbins (1991a), Simpson (2004a), Skala (1951b).