Xenolechia aethiops (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)
Only the very youngest larvae make mines, and it is not well known how these look like: probably small fleck mines. The older larva make on a twig a tunnel of silk, mixed with frass and leaf fragments, and feeds from there on the leaves.
Ericaceae, monophagous or oligophagous
According to Hering also on Calluna vulgaris; according to Wegner ao this might even be the only host plant.
Larvae in June – July (Bland, ao); bivoltine (Requena).
BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Ireland, Britain and Denmark to Iberia, Sardinia, Italy, and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Larva dull reddish with intersegmental zones greenish; head brown, prothoracic and anal plates black; pinacula small, black (Bland ao, 2002a).
Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Requena (2009a), Robbins (1991a), Wegner (2010a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a).