Scrobipalpa montanella (Chr├ętien, 1910)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

mine

The larva makes mines (that are not described), but also lives free, and feeds on stem and leaves. These have not previously been spun together.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Anthemis cretica.

In the original publication by Chr├ętien the species was erroneously associated with Anthyllis montana (Huemer & Karsholt (2010a); this was repeated in Hering (1957a).

phenology

Larvae from June to August, in two generations.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Southern France.

larva

Pale green, with reddish transverse bands. Head capsule and prothoracic shield pale brown.

synonyms

Gnorimoschema montanellum.

references

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

20/04/2011

mod 28.vi.2017