Monochroa rebeli (M Hering, 1927a)

Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae

Monochroa rebeli mine

Rumex lunaria; from Hering (1927a)

mine

Spiralled gallery, abruptly widening into a large blotch. Frass in the gallery in a central line, dispersed in the blotch. The leaf around the mine turns bright orange red. Pupation external.

hostplants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex lunaria.

phenology

Larvae in April.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

synonyms

Xystophora rebeli.

references

Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1984a).

04/12/2011

mod 28.vi.2017