Bucculatrix maritima Stainton, 1851
Aster tripolium, Schiermonnikoog; © John van Roosmalen
Also some fleck mines
Aster tripolium, Belgium, prov. West Flanders, Knokke-Heist, Het Zwin: late mine © Steve Wullaert
feeding pattern of a free living larva
At first a long, narrow, corridor with brown or black frass in a central line; the mine may be upper- or lower-surface of even interparenchymatous, and often enters the cortex of the stem. After some time this mine is vacated and the larva starts making several short full depth fleck mines. Some larvae keep this habit until short before pupation, others soon begin window-feeding. Pupation in a white or yellowish white, spindle shaped cocoon with 5 strong length ribs
Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous
Tripolium pannonicum & subsp. tripolium (= Aster tripolium)
Larvae in April- May and July – August; how hiberntion takes place is not known (Emmet, 1985a), but according to Patočka (1996a) is this as egg or young larva.
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
All Europe, except the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buszko (1992b), Corley (2005a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Drăghia (1968a, 1974a), Emmet (1985a), Gerstberger (2003a), Hemminga & van Soelen (1992a), Hering (1928a, 1957a), Jansen (2005a), Kasy (1959a, 1965a), Klimesch (1937b), Kuchlein (2002a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Z Laštůvka, A Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Patočka (1996a), Patočka &Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Svensson (1971a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Triberti & Braggio (2011a), Wegner (2010a), Zoerner (1970a).