Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephensia calpella

Stephensia calpella (Walsingham, 1908)

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

Stephensia calpella mine

Ballota hirsuta, Spain; from Hering (1936b).

mine

Large, full depth blotch that begins at the leaf margin. Much silk is deposited inside, causing the mine to become strongly contracted. Much frass, in irregular grains, concentrated in the beginning of the mine. Pupation external.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Ballota hirsuta.

phenology

Larvae in April – May (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Body pale greenish, head and prothoracic plate black.

pupa

Yellowish brown.

synonyms

Perittia bullatella (Chr├ętien, 1908) (cf. Kaila, 1999a).

references

Hering (1936b, 1957a), Kaila (1999a), Nielsen & Traugott-Olsen (1978a), Parenti & Pizzolato (2014a).

24/10/2014

Last modified 28.vi.2017