Cosmopterix attenuatella (Walker, 1864)

Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae

mine

Blotch that descends from close to the tip of the leaf, occupying the entire width of the leaf. Older parts brown and shriveled, youngest parts yellow. Frass black. Pupation within the mine, in an elongate white cocoon.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Cyperus rotundus; Scirpus.

phenology

Probably bivoltine.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, Madeira.

references

Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Koster & Sinev (2003a).

12/06/2010

mod 28.vi.2017