Cnephasia ecullyana Réal, 1951

Lepidoptera, Tortricidae

mine

Irregular, full depth corridor that usually begins somewhere near the base of the midrib, runs towards the leaf tip, all the while broadening into an elongate blotch with irregularly scalloped sides. Near the beginning, also further up, an, usually upper-surface, hole is made through which most frass is ejected. The mine contains but little silk and therefore is not contracted. Older larvae live free in a downwards folded leaf margin or among spun leaves.

hostplants

Polyphagous

Anemone hortensis; Bellis sylvestris; Cyclamen persicum; Dittrichia viscosa; Geranium; Saxifraga; Teucrium.

phenology

Larvae found end May, early June (Hering, 1961a, Dalmatia).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Cnephasia tyrrhaenica Amsel, 1952; Cnephasia pollinoana Trematerra 1991.

notes

Nässig & Thomas (1991a) found the adult moths in Germany in numbers in extensively maintained, thermophilic. orchards, but they could not discover the larvae.

references

Corley (2005a), Hering (1967a), Nässig & Thomas (1991a), Razowski (1991a), Sauer (1981a).

31/12/2012

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