Perittia piperatella (Staudinger, 1859)

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

mine

Large, strongly puckered, tentiform mine at the leaf margin, usually in the leaf tip. No recognisable preceding corridor. Pupa in the mine, not in a coccoon.

hostplants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Cistus ladanifer.

phenology

Larvae from November till March (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

synonyms

Mendesia joannisiella (Mendes, 1909) [Kaila, (1999a)] .

references

Hering (1957a), Kaila (1999a); Parenti & Varalda (1994a).

11.ii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017