Cnephasia lineata (Walsingham, 1900)

Lepidoptera, Tortricidae

Cnephasia lineata mine

Cyclamen purpurascens, Palestine; uit from & Hering (1931a)

mine

Rather large, full depth blotch with little frass. Silk that is deposited within the mine contracts and strongly crumples the leaf. The larva regularly makes a new mine. The larva mines till just before pupation, that takes place outside the mine.

hostplants

polyphagous on herbs

Antirrhinum siculum; Asperugo procumbens; Centaurea hyalolepis; Cirsium; Cyclamen purpurascens; Cymbalaria muralis; Euphorbia; Geranium; Glaucium aleppicum; Hyoscyamus aureus; Mercurialis annua; Notobasis syriaca; Polygonum aviculare; Ranunculus asiaticus; Raphanus; Senecio leucanthemifolius subsp. vernalis; Stellaria media; Umbilicus horizontalis; Urtica.

phenology

Larvae from February till May (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Palestina (Amsel & Hering, 1931a).

larva

Greyish.

synonyms

Cnephasia terebrana Amsel & Hering, 1931a; cf Baixeras ao, (2008).

references

Amsel & Hering (1931a), Hering (1957a), Baixeras ao (2008)

07/02/2017

mod 18.vii.2017