Vulcaniella rosmarinella (Walsingham, 1891)

Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigide

mine

Upper-surface inflated blotch, its inner wall lined with silk. The larva moves a few times to a new leaf, that is penetrated from below. Out of the opening protrudes the frass that is ejected from the mine. Pupation within the mine.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Rosmarinus officinalis.

phenology

Larvae in May – June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Around the Mediterranean, as far east as Crete (Koster & Sinev, 2003a; Fauna Europaea, 2009a).

synonyms

Stagmatophora rosmarinella.

references

Chr├ętien (1926a), Hering (1932e, 1936b, 1957a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Riedl (1988a), Utech (1962a).

15/04/2012

mod 18.vii.2017