Scrobipalpa halonella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

mine

The larva makes a corridor on top of the midrib; here he withdraws during feeding pauses. The inside is lined with silk and frass grains. From this main corridor irregular, often brancing, corridors enter the leaf disk. Mines mostly in the ground leaves. The larvae frequently move to another leaf, thereby making silken tubes in which frass grains are trapped. Pupation external.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea scabiosa.

Elsner ao (1999a) mention additionally Artemisia absinthium, campestris; this needs confirmation.

phenology

Larvae in July; hibernation as pupa.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From France to Hungary, and from Austria to Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

references

Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Kasy (1985a), Sattler (1986a).

25/04/2011

mod 28.vi.2017