Caryocolum blandella (Douglas, 1852)

short-barred groundling

mine

Long narrow gallery close to the midrib. Older larvae live free among spun leaves or inflorescence.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stellaria holostea.

phenology

Larvae in April – June, mining in April Bland ao, 2002a).

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 Portugal, the Alps, and Hungary, and from Ireland to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body and thoracic legs yellowish green; head and prothoracic plate black; pinacula small, black (Bland ao, 2002a).

synonyms

Lita, Gnorimoschema, Phthorimaea maculea auct.

references

Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1954a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Nowakowski (1954a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 10.ix.2018