Bucculatrix argentisignella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae


At first a very narrow, upper- or lower-surface gallery. Further on the gallery widens, and becomes full depth. Frass here in coarse grains in the centre of the corridor. The larva may leave its mine and continue elsewhere. Contrary to most Bucculatrix species the larve mines all its life. Pupation external.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Leucanthemum vulgare.


Larvae in May-June, then again in July (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Strongly disjunct distribution in France, central, eastern and northern Europe; possibly often confused with other species (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1956a, 1958c), Liška ao (2000a), Nel & Varenne (2004b), Svensson (1971a), Szabóky, Tokár, Liska & Pastorális (2009a), Szőcs (1977a).


mod 28.vi.2017