Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Syncopacma suecicella

Syncopacma suecicella (Wolff, 1958)

western sober

mine

The larva feeds between spun leaves, “often mining them”.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista florida, pilosa.

phenology

Fully fed larvae are found in May and June; hibernation probably as larva.

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body reddish purple, marbled with grey; pinacula minute, black, ringed grey. Head honey-coloured, with posterolateral black markings. Prothoracic plate, anal plate, and thoracic legs black.

synonyms

Aproaerema suecicella.

references

Biesenbaum (1996a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Requena (2009a).

Last modified 4.ii.2020