Bucculatrix gnaphaliella (Treitschke, 1833)

Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae

mine

In autumn the larve makes a thread-thin corridor with a central frass line. In spring this is continued in a much wider corridor, but soon the larva leaves the mine, and starts making fleck mines, working at the leaf underside. According to Klimesch (1937b) the larve ultimately lives as a shoot borer. Pupation in a whitish, spindle-shaped cocoon without length ribs.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Gnaphalium; Helichrysum arenarium.

phenology

From autumn till May next year; a second larva generation, in July, lives free (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Dodinval, 1997a).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and the Baltic States to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from France to Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Pale yellow; pronotum with black points (Hering, 1957a).

pupa

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

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buhr (1935b), Burmann (1991a), Buszko (1992b), Dodinval (1997a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1937b), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Svensson (1971a), Szőcs (1977a).

27/11/2012

mod 28.vi.2017