Chrysoesthia eppelsheimi (Staudinger, 1885)

mine

Initially a more or less tortuous gallery with brown frass. This widens into a full depth, very transparant, elongate blotch with a central accumulation of black frass. Mines mostly in the lower leaves.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene flavescens, nutans, vulgaris.

phenology

Larvae in June and September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Central Europe; because possibly a number of records in fact refer to the recently described Chr. verrucosa the distribution is not well known.

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Chrysopora, Microsetia eppelsheimi.

references

Beiger (1979a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), ten Holt & Kuchlein (2006a), Klimesch (1956c, 1958a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1995a), Schütze (1931a), Skala (1950a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 27.ii.2018