Vulcaniella pomposella (Zeller, 1839)

Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigide

mine

The larva mines leaf from silken tubes at the leaf underside. Pupation within the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Helichrysum arenarium; Pilosella officinarum.

Reference to Salvia are the result of misidentification (Koster & Sinev, 2003a).

phenology

Larvae from autumn till May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From France, the Baltic Statesand the Ukraine till tor Mediterranean (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Stagmatophora pomposella.

references

Buhr (1935b), Chrétien (1909a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1942a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Skala (1949a), Šulcs (1996a), Szőcs (1977a).

05/04/2017

mod 18.vii.2017