Caryocolum moehringiae (Klimesch, 1954)

mine

Young larvae make a broad gallery with a considerable amount of frass. The older larvae live free among spun shoot tips or in a leaf that is rolled and secured with silk.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Moehringia bavarica, muscosa.

phenology

Larvae in April – May (Klimesch, 1954a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2011)

larva

Mining larvae are yellowish with a black head; the free living larvae have their grass green (Klimesch, 1954a; Hering, 1957a).

references

Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer (2012a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Klimesch (1954a, 1958a), Nel (2006a), Szőcs (1977a).

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