Caryocolum kroesmanniella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

scarce groundling

mine

Rather long and broad gallery with frass over its full length, in a central line. The mine never crosses the midrib. Older larvae live among spun leaves.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Stellaria alsine, holostea.

References to Stellaria graminea and media need confirmation.

phenology

Mining larvae from autumn till in May (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 the Pyrenees, Alps, and Romania, and from Britain to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Lita, Gnorimoschema huebneri auct.

references

mod 4.viii.2019