Spuleria flavicaput (Haworth, 1828)
Crataegus, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 23.iii.2020 © Rob Edmunds; conformation Ben Smart
During late summer the larva lives in a tunnel in the pith of a young thin shoot. The
± 3 cm long tunnel runs from the base of the shoot upwards. No frass is ejected, neither was frass found in the gallery. At the end of the gallery a narrow-oval exit opening is made. Just below the exit the gallery is closed by spinning. Pupation follows in late autumn, in the gallery.
Crataegus laevigata, monogyna.
distribution within Europe
Spuleria aurifrontella (Geyer, 1832).
Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Gerstberger (2000a), Klimesch (1960a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Kuchlein, Gielis, Huisman ao (1988a), Patočka (1997a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a).