Agonopterix propinquella (Treitschke, 1835)
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.
In Britain known only from Carduus and Cirsium, probably the most important host plants. Maček (1999a) is the only author who mentions Lactuca.
Larvae from July till early August (Harper, Langmaid & Emmet, 2002a).
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 with black head and prothoracic shield. Body, thoracic feet and anal shield apple green; pinacula grey.
Described by Patocka (1989a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Hannemann (1995a), Harper, Langmaid & Emmet (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huisman (2012a), Klimesch (1959a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Patocka (1989a),, Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).