Perittia obscurepunctella (Stainton, 1848)

honeysuckle dwarf

Perittia obscurepunctella: mine on Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera periclymenum, Belgium, prov. Namur, Nismes, RN les Abannets, 27.vi.2019 © Stéphane Claerebout

Perittia obscurepunctella: mine on Lonicera periclymenum

same mine, underside, with some ejected frass

Perittia obscurepunctella: mine on Lonicera periclymenum

same mine, lighted from behind

Perittia obscurepunctella mine

Lonicera periclymenum, Einde-Gooi. 13.vi.2002

mine

Brownish, full depth, inflated blotch, usually at the leaf margin, often with a central brown spot. Oviposition at the leaf underside (Bland, 1996a). Often 2-3 larvae in a mine. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, almost monophagous

Lonicera periclymenum, tatarica, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.

Occurence on Symphoricarpos only quite rarely.

phenology

Larvae from June to early August (personal observations in the Netherlands in June only).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Pyrenees ad Slovakia, and from Ireland to the Baltic States and Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka (1997a, 1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Perittia oleae: auct. nec (Haworth, 1828).

references

Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Palka (2007a), Bland (1996a), Buszko (1990a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Hering (1923a, 1926b, 1957a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Klimesch (1942a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a), Patočka (1997a, 1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1949a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Szőcs (1977a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

mod 5.viii.2019