Bucculatrix humiliella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

highland bent-wing

mine

The young larva mines a fine leaf segment completely out, leaving a black, central frass line. Older larvae live free on the the upper side of the leaves, causing window feeding.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Tanacetum vulgare.

phenology

Larvae in June, July (Emmet, 1985a, Scotland).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Iberia and and the Alps, and from Britain to Poland (Emmet, 1985a; Fauna Europaea, 2009; Z & A Laštůvka, 2009b).

larva

Head and feet yellowish brown; olive green with three length rows of whitish pinacula.

pupa

In an white ribbed cocoon.

synonyms

Bucculatrix obscurella Klemensiewicz, 1899; B. capreella Krogerus, 1952; B. merei Pelham-Clinton, 1967.

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buszko (1992b), Emmet (1985a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1937b, 1956a), Leutsch (2011a), Schmid (2011a), Svensson (1971a), Young (1985a).

mod 15.ix.2018