Scythris polycarpaeae Klimesch, 1986
Polycarpaea nivea, Tenerife; scale line = 10 mm; from Klimesch (1986a)
The larva completely mines several leaves that haven been spun together. Frass grains are trapped in the spinning. Pupation external.
Larvae were also found on P. tenuis, but no mines were made there.
Larvae from January till March.
distribution within Europe
Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).