Cosmopterix turbidella Rebel, 1896
Forsskaolea angustifolia, La Gomera; from Klimesch (1983a)
Parietaria debilis; from Hering (1927a)
The mine begins as a corridor that runs from the midrib in the direction of the leaf margin, following a lateral vein. Next the corridor widens into an irregular blotch. Most frass is ejected through a hole in the first section of the mine. Much frass grains are captured by spinning under the leaf. The larva regularly makes a new mine.
Larvae from March on.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009); a record from Slovenia (Maček, 1999a) doubtless is a mistake.
Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1983a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Maček (1999a), Skala (1949a).