Vulcaniella grabowiella (Staudinger, 1859)

Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigide

mine

Fleck mine, without frass. The larva lives free on the plant in a case of silk, densely covered with frass grains. The case reminds of a Coleophora, but is less regularly constructed. Also leaves may be spun together.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Lavandula stoechas; Thymus algeriensis, numidicus, vulgaris.

phenology

Larvae in March – June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean, from the Iberian Peninsula to Asia Minor (Koster & Sinev, 2003a).

synonyms

Stagmatophora grabowiella.

references

Chrétien (1926a), Hering (1957a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Szőcs (1977a).

16/08/2010

mod 18.vii.2017