Bucculatrix canariensis Walsingham, 1908

Bucculatrix canariensis mine

Artemisia thuscula, Tenerife; from Klimesch (1979).

mine

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.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia thuscula.

phenology

Lavae in March – April (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands.

references

Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1979a).

mod 15.ix.2018