Scrobipalpa murinella (Duponchel, 1843)

rock groundling

mine

At first a linear mine that invades the leaf from the base up. Later leaves are slit open fom the side and completely mined out. Mines mainly in the lower leaves. While moving from one leaf to the other some silk is produced. Mined leaves turn yellow, bulge up a bit and buckle; in such a leaf the pupation takes place.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Antennaria dioica.

References to Gnaphalium = Omalothecium supinum are erroneous (Satller, 1986a; Huemer & Karsholt, 2010a).

phenology

Larvae from June to August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from Ireland to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Klimesch (1943c). Whitish with three yellow, later red length lines; prothoracic shield with black markings.

synonyms

Gnorimoschema murinella; Lita cacuminum: Klimesch (1943c) – see Huemer & Karsholt (1998a, 2010a).

references

Baldizzone (2008a), Bland ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Heckford (2001a, 2010a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (1998a, 2010a), Jansen (1999a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1943c, 1958a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a), Sattler (1986a), Skala (1950a), Szőcs (1977a).

18/11/2016

mod 17.ii.2018