Syncopacma taeniolella (Zeller, 1839)

silver-barred sober

Syncopacma taeniolella feeding

Lotus spec., Belgium, prov. West-Flanders, Adinkerke, Westhoek reserve © Steve Wullaert

mine

Irregular blotchy rather small mines. Soon the larvae leave the mine, and start mining from between a few spun leaves. Mines made in this latter stage obviously do not contain frass.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lotus corniculatus, pedunculatus; Medicago; Trifolium.

L. corniculatus is by far the most preferred host plant (Bland, Heckford & Langmaid, 2002a).

phenology

Mining larvae in May – June (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all of Europe, perhaps excluding Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Stomopteryx taeniolella.

references

Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Kaitila (1996a), Kasy (1979a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 26.vi.2019