Bucculatrix absinthii Gartner, 1865

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae

mine

Initially a very fine corridor with a central frass line. At a later stage the larvae live free, bite holes in the leaf near the margin and make fleck mines from there. Pupation in a white or yellowish-white, spindle-shaped, finely ribbed cocoon.

hostplants

Artemisia absinthium.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia absinthium.

phenology

Larvae in April-May and July (Hering, 1957a). Bivoltine, hibernation probably as egg or young larva (Patočka, 1996a).

BENELUX

Not recorded in the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to France and Italy, and from Germany to Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

pupa

Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Burmann (1991a), Buszko (1992b), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1937b, 1956a, 1958c), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Svensson (1971a), Szőcs (1977a).

14/04/2012

mod 28.vi.2017