Agonopterix senecionis (Nickerl, 1864)

Agonopterix senecionis mine

Senecio doria, Spain; from Hering (1936b)

mine

Very large, elongate, full depth, brownish blotch, either along the midrib or following the leaf margin. Silk is deposited in the mine, partly in the form of tube, causing the leaf to contract rather strongly and the leaf margin the roll over. Part of the frass is ejected; the remainder is deposited in the oldest, narrow part of the mine. Pupation external.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Doronicum; Senecio doria, doronicum, nemorensis, ovatus, sarracenicus.

phenology

Larvae from May till July Hering (1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and the Baltic States to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Romania; also in Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Depressaria sarracenella (Rössler, 1866).

references

Baran (2013a), Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Hannemann (1995a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Klimesch (1959a), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala (1950a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a).

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