Adscita statices (Linnaeus, 1758)

forester

on Rumex

Adscita statices: egg on Rumex acetosella

Rumex acetosella, Belgium, prov. Namur, Philippeville, Sart-en-Fagne, RN Al Florée, 7.vi.2018 © Stéphane Claerebout: egg

Adscita statices: egg on Rumex acetosella

egg at the underside of the leaf

Adscita statices: egg on Rumex acetosella

eggs

Adscita statices: mining larva on Rumes acetosella

the larve enters the leaf

Adscita statices: mining larva on Rumes acetosella

larva in its tiny mine

Adscita statices: larva

larva

Adscita statices:  mines in Rumex acetosella

some days later

Adscita statices:  mines in Rumex acetosella

backlight

Adscita statices:  occupied mine

larva in the mine

Adscita statices larva

a good week later (16.vi.2018); the larvae now live freely

Adscita statices larva

and cause window feeding

Adscita statices larva

end of summer (25.ix.2018)

mine

Young larvae make a number of full depth corridors, about 1 cm in length, with a central frass line. Older larvae live free on the plant (Ebert & Lussi, 1994a).

hostplants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella.

phenology

Larvae from July till May the following year (Tremewan, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Vlindernet, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

See Ebert & Lussi (1994a), Tremewan (1985a).

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Ino, Procris statices; Adscita turcosa Retzius, 1783; A. lutrinensis (Heuser, 1960); A. heuseri (Reichl, 1964).

references

Ebert & Lussi (1994a), Fernández-Rubio (1995a), Hering (1957a, 1964a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1948a), Szőcs (1977a), Tremewan (1985a).

mod 1.x.2018