Monochroa melagonella (Constant, 1895)
Rubia peregrina, Spain, Asturias, Gijón, Rio Ñora: vacated mine © Jean-Yves Baugnée
Rubia tenuifolia, Cyprus © Ian Barton
Large, very transparent blotch without a preceding corridor; inside not lined with silk. Much frass, dispersed, in black grains. Mines only in the older leaves.
Rubia peregrina, tenuifolia.
Larvae in March and July (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
According to the Fauna Europaea 92009) a west-mediterranean species (France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy) but also Cyprus.
Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1979a).