Aroga aristotelis (Millière, 1876)
The larve lives in a siken tube, covered with sand, that ascends from the ground to the lower leaves, where fleck mines are made. Pupation outside the mine.
Atracantha echinus (= Astragalus e.).
Hering mentions A. echinus as (only) hostplant. This, however, is a species of the Levant (Cyprus, Israel); on which host the species lives elsewhere is not known.
Larvae in May – June.
distribution within Europe
Disjunct distribution: at the one hand France, Spain and Italy (including Sicily), at the other hand Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece (including Crete) (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Fusiform, 17-18 mm, pale greyish green with 5 white length lines. Head and prothoracic plate black brown, anal plate concolorous with , pinacula well recognisable (Chrétien, 1927a).
See Chrétien (1927a).
Chrétien (1927a), Hering (1957a).