Caryocolum alsinella (Zeller, 1868)

narrow groundling

mine

The young larvae mine, but the mine is not described. Later they live in the inflorescence, that is spun together (Bland ao, 2002a).

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Arenaria montana; Cerastium arvense, diffusum, fontanum, semidecandrum; Minuartia verna; Moehringia; Stellaria.

phenology

Mining larvae in May (Bland ao, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, but seems to be mising in Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body yellow or light green, head black; pronotum reddish brown with a black plate; pinacula minute, black

references

Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Klimesch (1954a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a) van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), De Prins (1998a), Wegner (2013a).

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