Apatetris kinkerella (Snellen, 1876)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

mine

Yelowish, upper-surface, in the end strongly inflated blotch. Univoltine; the larve hibernates in the mine and pupates there in spring.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Ammophila arenaria.

phenology

Larvae from September till May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Pyrenees and Alps, and from the Netherlands to the Ukraine; also Croatia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Thoracic feet reduced to stumps.

pupa

Illustrated by Patočka (1997a).

synonyms

Didactylota, Dactylotula kinkerella.

references

Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken, van der Wolf & Wolschrijn (1985a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka (1997a), Sønderup (1949a), Wegner (2010a).

15/05/2017

mod 28.vi.2017