Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix lavaterella

Bucculatrix lavaterella Millière, 1865

mine

Very narrow and long corridor closely following a thick vein. Larval chamber 4 -5 times as long as wide.

hostplants

Malvaceae, monophagous

Malva.

phenology

Mining larvae in December.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

France, Sardinia, Sicily (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Amsel & Hering (1933a); Hering (1957a), Triberti & Braggio (2011a).

Last modified 16.ix.2018