Bucculatrix albella Stainton, 1867

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae

Bucculatrix albella mines

Paliurus spina-christi, Palestine; from Amsel & Hering (1931a)

mine

The mine begins at an oval, iridescent egg shell. Then a corridor, tortuous at first, straigt in the end, tll the larval chamber almist filled with frass. Often several mines in a leaf. Older larvae live free on the leaf.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, monofaag

Paliurus spina-christi.

phenology

Larvae in February – March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Italy, Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Amsel & Hering (1931a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1940a, 1942a), Maček (1999a).

02/08/2010

mod 28.vi.2017