Scrobipalpa halymella (Millière, 1864)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

mine

The larva mines a number of the central leaves out, one after the other. The older larva lives free among spun leaves. The mine has some openings through which most of the frass is ejected.

hostplants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Atriplex halimus.

In the laboratory also feeding freely on Halimione portulacoides (Huemer & Karsholt, 2010a).

phenology

Larvae from September to March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Southern France (Fauna Europaeae, 2009). Indicated by Maček (1999a) from Slovenia (as “Chrysoesthia halymella Dgl.”).

larva

Larva yellowish white with five bright red length lines; head and prothoracic plate black (Hering, 1957a).

references

Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Maček (1999a).

24/07/2011

mod 28.vi.2017