Gelechia hippophaella (Schrank, 1802)

seathorn groundling

mine

Irregular corridor or blotch. After some time the larvae live free among spun leaves (Hering (1957a). Bland ao (2002a) only write that the larvae live between leaves of the terminal shoots spun tightly and flatly together. Also Elsner ao (1995a) write nothing about a mining habit.

hostplants

Elaeagnaceae, monophagous

Hippophae rhamnoides.

phenology

Larvae mine in June, July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from Britain to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body pale greyish green (last stage tinged with pink), with a pale length line over the spiracula; pinacula small, black. Head light brown, marked with dark brown. Prothoracic plate greyish green, speckled light brown. Anal plate greyish green with dark green markings (Bland ao, 2002a).

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Bland ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1995a), Hering (1957a), Kaitila (1996a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Ureche (2010a).

27/12/2011

mod 14.ii.2018