Syncopacma thaumalea (Walsingham, 1905)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

mine

The larva lives in a silken tube, covered wit sand, that ascends from the ground up to the lowest leaves; here fleck mines are eaten.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus gombo.

phenology

“Till April” (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

North Africa (Hering, 1957a); no information (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Greenish-white; head brown with black spots laterally; prothoracal shield with large black spots at the rear margin.

synonyms

Aproaerema thaumalea.

references

Hering (1957a.

25.iii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017