Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mirificarma maculatella

Mirificarma maculatella (Hübner, 1796)

on Hippocrepis, Securigera

parasite

Larvae in two spun opposite leaflets; the larva regularly moves to make a new retreat. Pupation in a slight cocoon in the litter.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Hippocrepis emerus; Securigera varia.

phenology

Univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Gelechia maculatella.

references

Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pitkin (1984a), Requena (2009a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 27.i.2020