Aristaea pavoniella (Zeller, 1847)
Bellidiastrum michelii, Switzerland, Graubünden, Schuders, 1512 m © Sifra Corver
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.
Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous
Hering (1921a) also mentions Aster tripolium, but this is not repated later, not even by himself.
Larvae in June – July and September – October (Hering, 1957a).
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).
Described by Patočka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Baran & Rynarzewski (2008a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1921a, 1928a, 1957a), Klimesch (1950c, 1951b), Patočka (2001b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a).