Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chrysoesthia drurella

Chrysoesthia drurella (Fabricius, 1775)

flame crest

Chrysoesthia drurella mine

Chenopodium album, Amsterdam

mine

Oviposition on the upperside of the leaf. Mine a strongly contorted, often intestine-like corridor, often forming a secondary blotch. Much green frass in broad arcs. Full grown larva mostly on top of the midrib. Pupation external.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Amaranthus; Atriplex calotheca, hortensis, patula, prostrata, sagittata; Chenopodiastrum hybridum, murale; Chenopodium album, bonus-henricus, ficifolium, giganteum, glaucum, opulifolium, quinoa, rubrum, suecicum, urbicum, vulvaria; Dysphania ambrosioides; Lipandra polysperma; Monolepis trifida.

Hartig (1939a) and Elsner ao (1999a) additionally mention Polygonum aviculare; xenophagy?

phenology

Larvae in May – June and August – September (Hering, 1957a), July – August and September (Bland ao, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, excluding Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Microsetia hermannella: auct.

references

Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Ahr (1966a), Beiger (1958a, 1960a, 1970a, 1979a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Buhr (1935a,b, 1964a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Drăghia (1972a, 1974a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930b, 1957a, 1967a), ten Holt & Kuchlein (2006a), Huber (1969a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1958a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kvičala (1938a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a), Nowakowski (1954a), Parenti & Varalda (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1966a), Requena (2009a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Stolnicu (2007a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Ureche (2010a), Utech (1962a).

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