Bucculatrix nigricomella (Zeller, 1839)
Leucanthemum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Erquelinnes, Grand-Reng © Jean-Yves Baugnée
same leaf, lighted from behind
Leucanthemum vulgare, Amstelveen, Schinkelbos
In the centre of the picture the empty egg shell is visible as a small shining oval.
Young larvae in a very long, hair thin, winding corridor. Usually the corridor is (largely) upper-surface. Frass initially in a narrow continuous central line; further on the frass line is often interrupted. Older larvae live free and cause window feeding, usually at the leaf underside. Pupation in a white, spindle-shaped, weakly ribbed cocoon.
Maček (1999a) reported from Slovenia on Paliurus spina-christi mines of Bucculatrix albipedella, a species that has recently been synonymised by Hausenblas (2007a). This must stem from an interpretation error by Maček.
Larvae in March – April and in July (Emmet, 1985a); hibernation as egg or young larva.
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Europe, except the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Bucculatrix albipedella Hofmann, 1874.
Ahr (1966a), Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1970a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Borkowski (2003a), Buhr (1935a, 1964a), Burmann (1991a), Buszko (1992b), Emmet (1985a), Hausenblas (2007a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster 2000a, Klimesch (1937b, 1956a), Kuchlein & Donner (1992a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz & Embacher (2012a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1976a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Svensson (1971a), Szőcs (1977a).