Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775)

flame crest

Chrysoesthia drurella mine

Chenopodium album, Amsterdam

mine

Oviposition on the upperside of the leaf. Mine a strongly contorted, often intestine-like corridor, often forming a secondary blotch. Much green frass in broad arcs. Full grown larva mostly on top of the midrib. Pupation external.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Amaranthus; Atriplex calotheca, hortensis, patula, prostrata, sagittata; Chenopodium album, bonus-henricus, ficifolium, giganteum, glaucum, hybridum, murale, opulifolium, polyspermum, quinoa, rubrum, suecicum, urbicum, vulvaria; Dysphania ambosioides; Monolepis trifida.

Hartig (1939a) and Elsner ao (1999a) additionally mention Polygonum aviculare; xenophagy?

phenology

Larvae in May – June and August – September (Hering, 1957a), July – August and September (Bland ao, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, excluding Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

; Microsetia hermannella: auct.

references

Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1958a, 1960a, 1970a, 1979a), Bland ao (2002a), Buhr (1935a,b, 1964a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Drăghia (1972a, 1974a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930b, 1957a, 1967a), ten Holt & Kuchlein (2006a), Huber (1969a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1958a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kvičala (1938a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1954a), Parenti & Varalda (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Stolnicu (2007a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Ureche (2010a), Utech (1962a).

07/02/2017

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