Gnorimoschema epithymella (Staudinger, 1859)
There are two European subspecies: G. e. epithymella and G. e. brunneomaculellum Hackman, 1946.
Mine not described; probably a full depth blotch with little or no frass; possibly only the young larve lives as a miner.
Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous
Reports of Aster amellus are erroneous (Huemer & Karsholt, 2010a).
distribution within Europe
G. e. epithymella: Spain; G. e. brunneomaculella: from North Russia to Pland and from Norway to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
In the older literature often confused with Ergasiola ergasima.
In Solidago the species also lives as a borer in the basal part of the stem and in the petioles (Huemer & Karsholt, 2010a).
Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Embacher & Huemer (2008a), Huemer & Karsholt (2020a), Kaitila (1996a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a) Kola.