Agonopterix propinquella (Treitschke, 1835)

black-spot flat-body

mine

Short, full depth corridor. The larva relatively long lives as a miner, but finally leaves the mine and continues living in spinning along the midrib at the leaf underside, from where windows are eaten in the leaf.

hostplants

Asteraceae; oligophagous

Arctium; Carduus; Centaurea; Cirsium arvense, vulgare; Cynara; Mycelis muralis; Serratula.

In Britain known only from Carduus and Cirsium, probably the most important host plants. Maček (1999a) is the only author who mentions Mycelis.

phenology

Larvae from July till early August (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

Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Larva with black head and prothoracal shield. Body, thoracic feet and anal shield apple green; pinacula grey.

pupa

Described by Patocka (1989a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Hannemann (1995a), Harper, Langmaid & Emnmet (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huisman (2012a), Klimesch (1959a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Patocka (1989a),, Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).

09/04/2017

mod 8.ii.2018