Bucculatrix phagnalella Walsingham, 1908

Bucculatrix phagnalella mines

Phaxgnalon saxatile, La Gomera; from Klimesch (1979a)

mine

Young larvae make a rather long, little winding, corridor with a fairly broad central frass line (upper). Older larvae make large fleck mines from the leaf margin (lower).

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Phagnalon saxatile.

phenology

Larvae found in November – December.

distribution within Europe

Spain, Mallorca, Canary Islands, Rhodes (Klimesch, 1979a).

references

Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1979a).

mod 16.ix.2018