Cosmopterix schmidiella Frey, 1856

vivid cosmet

mine

Large blotch, that may occupy an entire leaflet. During feeding pauses the larve rests in a silken resting place above the midrib, and is well hidden then. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus linifolius, niger; Vicia sepium, pisiformis.

Preference for Vicia (Hering, 1957a).

phenology

Larvae in August – September (Koster, 2002c).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Britain to Romania, and from Central Russia to the Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009). Extinct in Britain (Koster, 2002c).

larva

Head brown, mouthparts darker. Body (and thoracic feet) pale orange-yellow, purple dotted length lines dorsally and laterally. Prothoracic plate black, divided (Koster, 2002c).

references

Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Koster (2002c), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Skala (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

07/04/2017

mod 12.ii.2018