Caryocolum repentis Huemer & Luquet, 1992

mine

Young larvae make an inconspicuous blotch from the base till the tip of a leaf; frass is ejected through the entrance opening. Later the larva lives free, between a number of young leaves that are held together by spinning.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Gypsophila repens.

phenology

Larvae in early May till late June, depending on the altitude.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

Alps and Spanish mountains, up to 2400 m.

larva

Body yellowish green, 6-7 mm, head and prothoracic plate black.

pupa

Middle brown.

synonyms

Caryocolum repentella auct.

references

Burmann (1990a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Huemer & Luquet (1992a), Klimesch (1954a).

mod 3.viii.2019