Microlechia rhamnifoliae (Amsel & Hering 1931)
Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca, Palestine; from Amsel & Hering (1931a)
The larva spins 2-3 leaves flat on each other, and mines them out. The mine itself full depth and hooklike; it begins quite narrow but quickly widens into a blotch. Pupation outside the mine.
Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca.
Larvae in February – March.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Described from Israel.
Body dirty grey. Head and prothoracic shield shining black; the first two segments entirely dark brown (also ventrally); dorsally three reddish length lines.
Gnorimoschema, Hedma, Lita, rhamnifoliae.
Amsel & Hering (1931a, 1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a).