Bucculatrix benacicolella Hartig, 1937

mine

The larvae slit the leaf at the margin, and from there make elongated fleck mines, that are recognisable as a light seam along the leaf. It is not known if this stage is preceded by one in which the larva lives in a corridor.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia alba.

Hartig (1939a) mentions A. campestris, possibly in error.

phenology

Larvae found in June, but probably there are more generations (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Burmann (1991a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1950c), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 14.ix.2018