Agonopterix ferocella (Chrétien, 1910)

Lepidoptera, Depressariidae

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Young larvae make a full depth blotch in the apical part of the leaf. Older larvae live free at the underside of the leaf, causing window feeding. While feeding they leave the dense hair cover of the underside intact, and in doing so in fact live in a “pseudomine”, between the upper epidermis and the hair cover.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Cirsium ferox; Echinops.

phenology

Larvae in June, July (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Italy; Ukraine, South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body without dark length lines; anal plate whitish (Hering, 1957a).

references

Lhomme (1934c), Hering (1957a).

07/04/2017

mod 28.vi.2017