Cosmopterix crassicervicella Chr├ętien, 1896

Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae

mine

Blotch that extends to the tip of the leaf. During feeding pauses the larva retreats into a central part of the mine that is lined with silk, which causes the leaf to contract here. Here also the pupation takes place.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Cyperus.

phenology

Adults from mid-April to mid-June, and from end-August to end-October.

distribution within Europe

From southern France and Portugal to Greece and Crete (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body grey to greenish brown, with whitish length lines; head dark brown, prothoracic plate light brown with dark margin.

references

Hering (1957a), Koster & Sinev (2003a).

11/06/2010

mod 28.vi.2017