Syncopacma vinella (Bankes, 1898)

brighton sober

mine

The larva spins a number of leaflets together. Within this protection it bites a hole in the epidermis of the basal part of a leaflet, then mines it out almost completely.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligofaag

Genista tinctoria; Medicago falcata, sativa; Trifolium pratense

Also Securigera varia is mentioned, very probably in error. Dyer’s Greenwood probably is the main hostplant.

phenology

Larvae have been found in April – June and October – November (Bland, Heckford & Langmaid, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recored (Wullaert (2015a).

NE Last record in 1939 (Noctua, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to Hungaria, and from Britain (there probably extinct) to Slovakia (Bland, Heckford & Langmaid, 2002a).

larva

Described by Bankes (1899a) and Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a); Beavan & Heckford (2014a) present a picture. Body varying from dull white to almost black. Head brown, prothoracal plate from brownish to black; pinacula, anal plate and feet shining black. The chaetotaxy is described by Baran (2002a).

pupa

Cremaster pointed, with a good many of pale yellowish hooked bristles (Bankes, 1899a; Patočka & Turčáni, 2005a).

synonyms

Aproaerema vinellum; Anacampis, Aproaerema, Iwaruna biformella (Schütze, 1902); Anacampsis cincticulella auct. nec Bruand, 1850.

references

Bankes (1899a), Baran (2002a), Beavan & Heckford (2014a), Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Elsner, Huener & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a), Wullaert (2015a).

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