Gnorimoschema epithymella (Staudinger, 1859)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

systematics

There are two European subspecies: G. e. epithymella and G. e. brunneomaculellum Hackman, 1946.

mine

Mine not described; probably a full depth blotch with little or no frass; possibly only the young larve lives as a miner.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

G.e. epithymella: Aster alpinus; G. e. brunneomaculellum: Solidago virgaurea.

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).

synonyms

In the older literature often confused with Ergasiola ergasima.

notes

In Solidago the species also lives as a borer in the basal part of the stem and in the petioles (Huemer & Karsholt, 2010a).

references

Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Embacher & Huemer (2008a), Huemer & Karsholt (2020a), Kaitila (1996a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a) Kola.

18/11/2016

mod 28.vi.2017