Aristaea pavoniella (Zeller, 1847)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

Aristaea pavoniella: mine on Bellidiastrum michelii

Bellidiastrum michelii, Switzerland, Graubünden, Schuders, 1512 m © Sifra Corver

Aristaea pavoniella: larva

larva

Aristaea pavoniella: larva

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mine

The mine begins with a very shallow lower-surface corridor. This continues in a large full depth tentiform mine, that is strongly puckered. Its upper surface shows a distinct keel. Within this keel the larva has spun a cocoon, in which it retires during feeding pauses. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Aster alpinus, amellus; Bellidiastrum michelii (= Aster bellidiastrum).

Hering (1921a) also mentions Aster tripolium, but this is not repated later, not even by himself.

phenology

Larvae in June – July and September – October (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Italy; moreover Central and South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Patočka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Micrurapteryx pavoniella.

references

Baran & Rynarzewski (2008a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1921a, 1928a, 1957a), Klimesch (1950c, 1951b), Patočka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a).

06/09/2015

mod 28.vi.2018