Syncopacma albipalpella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

slate sober

mine

The larva lives among spun leaves, mining them from this position by gnawing irregular, more or less oval holes in the epidermis and eating from there the leaf tissue. Obviously, the mines contain little or no frass.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista anglica, tinctoria.

phenology

Larvae from September to June (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

From Germany to Spain and Italy, and from Britain to Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body dull crimson, but thorax 2 to abdomen 2 light ochreous-yellow; pinacula minuta, black. Head and prothoracic plate light yellowish-brown, latter with some black markings. Thoracic feet and anal plate black.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a).

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