Bucculatrix argentisignella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae

mine

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.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Leucanthemum vulgare.

phenology

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

BENELUX

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).

references

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

16/11/2016

mod 28.vi.2017