Bucculatrix helichrysella Constant, 1889

mine

In autumn the larve makes a thread-thin corridor with a central frass line. In spring this is continued in much wider corridor, but soon the larva leaves the mine, and starts making fleck mines, working at the leaf underside.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Helichrysum italicum & subsp. serotinum.

phenology

Larvae from April on (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe: France, Iberian Peninsula, Corsica, Sardinia, Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

“Body blue grey, later yellow green”; pronotum whitish (Hering, 1957a).

references

Chrétien (1909a), Hering (1957a).

mod 15.ix.2018