Tinagma perdicella Zeller, 1839

mine

Accroding to Hering (1957a) lives the young larva as a borer in the petiole, while the older larvae live free in the heart of the plant. Other authors, however, speak of mining, sometimes even of leaf-mining; a description of the mine is not known to me.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Fragaria vesca.

According to Hering (1957a) also Potentilla and Rubus.

phenology

Larvae “mine” in September (Bengtsson, 2011a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2011).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

All of Europe, except the British Isles, the Mediterranean islands and the Balkan peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

larva

Body squat, fusiform, with remarkably long setae; prolegs without crochets (Heppener, 1987a).

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Hellers (2017a), Heppener (1987a), Huemer (2012a), Hering (1957a), Kurz & Embacher (2012a), van Roosmalen, Wijker & Knijnsberg (2013a), Szőcs (1977a).

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