Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix cantabricella

Bucculatrix cantabricella Chrétien, 1898

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae

mine

Narrow corridor, followed by a very irregular blotch. The larva mines all its life (unusual for a Bucculatrix). Pupation external, in a whitish, spindle-shaped, strongly ribbed cocoon.

hostplants

Convolvulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Convolvulus cantabrica.

phenology

Larvae in June; hibernation probably as pupa.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Western and central Mediterranean Region, eastwards to Slovakia and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Hering (1957a), Laštůvka Z, Laštůvka A, Liška, Marek, Skyva & Vávra (1992a), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Triberti (1980b).

16/01/2017

Last modified 13.vii.2017