Microlechia rhamnifoliae (Amsel & Hering 1931)

Microlechia rhamnifoliae mine

Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca, Palestine; from Amsel & Hering (1931a)

mine

The larva spins 2-3 leaves flat on each other, and mines them out. The mine itself full depth and hooklike; it begins quite narrow but quickly widens into a blotch. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, monophagous

Rhamnus lycioides subsp. graeca.

phenology

Larvae in February – March.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Described from Israel.

larva

Body dirty grey. Head and prothoracic shield shining black; the first two segments entirely dark brown (also ventrally); dorsally three reddish length lines.

synonyms

Gnorimoschema, Hedma, Lita, rhamnifoliae.

references

Amsel & Hering (1931a, 1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a).

mod 11.ix.2018