Caryocolum vicinella (Douglas, 1851)
Silene nutans, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin, Pesche © Stéphane Claerebout: miner
but also borer
frass ejected from tunnel
According to Hering (1957a) the young larva lives as a leaf-miner, later as a stem miner. Bland ao (2002a) write that the young larva “possibly” is a leaf-miner, while the older larva lives among spun shoots. Huemer & Karsholt (2010a) do not mention mining at all in this species.
In Britain found on Silene uniflora only. Huemer & Karsholt (2010a) doubt the occurrence on Dianthus and Minuartia.
Larvae from mid-April till early-June (Bland ao, 2002a).
BE recorded (Claerebout, 2016a).
NE not recorded (PESI, 2016)
LUX not recorded (PESI, 2016)
distribution within Europe
All of Europe (PESI, 2016).
Body green, prothorax reddish brown; head and prothoracic plate black; pinacula small, black (Bland ao, 2002a, Claerebout, 2016a).
See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Lita, Gnorimoschema, Phtorimaea, inflatella Chrétien, 1901.
The long list of hostplants and the uncertainty about the biology sheds doubt on the unequivocality of the interpretation of this species.
Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Claerebout (2016a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1953b, 1958a), Opheim (1977a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a).