Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix infans

Bucculatrix infans Staudinger, 1880

mine

Fleck mines: full depth, occupying the entire width of the narrow leaf segments, with a neat round opening. Probably this is preceded by a long, narrow corridor, but this could not be observed on the densely hairy leaves.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea triniifolia.

phenology

Larvae found in the first days of July (Macedonia).

distribution within Europe

Balkan, Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Olive green.

pupa

See Deschka (1973a).

synonyms

Bucculatrix centaureae Deschka, 1973a.

references

Deschka (1973a).

Last modified 16.ix.2018