Agonopterix nanatella (Stainton, 1849)

mine

Blotch mine, sometimes large. The mining larva causes the upper surface of the leaf to roll inwards, exposing the white underside. After some time the larva leaves the mine and continues feeding in a rolled leaf.

hostplants

Asteraceae; monophagous

Carlina corymbosa, vulgaris.

phenology

Larvae in April – June (Harper, Langmaid & Emnmet, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

South of the line Ireland, Britain, Germany, Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Larva with black head and prothoracal shield. Body and anal shield pale yellowish green. Thoracal feet dark brown, pinacula black.

notes

See also Agonopterix nanatella aridella.

references

Corley (2005a), Hannemann (1995a), Harper, Langmaid & Emnmet (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huisman (2012a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).

02/01/2013

mod 8.ii.2018