Bucculatrix canariensis Walsingham, 1908
Artemisia thuscula, Tenerife; from Klimesch (1979).
The young larva makes a rather straight corridor that is almost completely filled with frass. The older larva lives free, and makes fleck mines, while pentrating the leaf from the leaf margin, that has been slit open.
Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous
Lavae in March – April (Hering, 1957a).
distribution within Europe
Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1979a).