Isidiella divitella (Constant, 1885)

Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigide

mine

The larva makes a globular cocoon, attached to a stem; from there silken tubes run to the neighbouring leaves, that are mined out. The outside of the cocoon is covered with plant hair. Pupation in the cocoon.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Helichrysum italicum, italicum subsp. serotinum, stoechas; Santolina.

phenology

Larvae in July – August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

France, Iberian Peninsula, Corsica, Sardinia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellowish-white with brown head and light brown pronotum (Hering, 1957a).

synonyms

Stagmatophora divitella.

references

Hering (1957a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Szőcs (1977a).

18.v.2010

mod 18.vii.2017