Scrobipalpa samadensis (Pfaffenzeller, 1870)
Young larvae make a short, very narrow gallery in the young leaves. Later they bore in the rhizome.
Plantago coronopus, lanceolata, maritima.
Mining larvae in autumn; hibernation in the rhizome.
BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
From Fennoscandia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Romania; also in Iceland and East Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Body yellowish white with several salmon length lines; head, prothoracic plate and thoracic legs blackish brown; anal plate light brown (Bland ao, 2002a).
See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Gnorimoschema, Lita, plantaginella (Stainton, 1883).
The way the mining by this species is discussed in Bland ao (1999a) suggests that this behaviour is only facultative.
Baldizzone (2004a, 2008a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Jansen (1999a), Kasy (1959a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2010a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Ricker (2010a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).