Agonopterix arenella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Centaurea macrocephala, Belgium, prov. Namur, Grand-Leez: window feeding © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Short full depth corridor. The larva soon leaves its mine, and then lives in a spinning at the leaf underside, from where it causes window feeding. In Centaurea and Serratula the larva lives in a leaf rolled downwards.
Asteraceae (+ Caprifoliaceae); narrowly polyphagous
Larvae in May – early August (Harper, Langmaid & Emnmet, 2002a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Entire Europe, except the Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Larva with pale brown or yellowish head. Prothoracic shield also pale with a black spot at each side. Body, anal shield and thoracic feet pale green or yellowish; darker dorsal and subdorsal lines. Pinacula black (Harper, Langmaid & Emmet, 2002a).
Described by Patocka (1989a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Remarkably, this species is not mentioned by Hering (1957a).
Baldizzone (2004a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Hannemann (1995a), Harper, Langmaid & Emmet (2002a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman (2012a), Klimesch (1959a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a); Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patocka (1989a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).