Aspilapteryx limosella (Duponchel, 1843)
Teucrium chamaedrys, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Resteigne, Tienne des Vignes; © Jean-Yves Baugnée
another mine, that shows the strong length folds in the underside.
Teucrium chamaedrys, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, Treignes, Mwène à Vaucelles © Stéphane Claerebout
Lower-surface tentiform mine, upper surface often purple brown, lower surface pale green. Frass heaped in a corner of the mine. The larva moves three of four times to a new mine, depending on the size of the leaf. Usually the larva pupates in the mine, in a cocoon, but sometimes the larva leaves the mine and lives free for a while before pupating externally.
Lamiaceae, Asteraceae: polyphagous (?)
This polyphagy is surprising; perhaps two species are involved; it cannot be excluded either that Jurinea was mentioned incorrectly.
Larvae in May, July, and August – September (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Baugnée & Ellis, 2011a).
NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
distribution within Europe
From Belgium and Poland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Greece; also central and southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2011).
Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Species of strongly xerothermic habitats.
Baldizzone (2004a), Baugnée & Ellis (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buszko (1992b), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Hering (1932g, 1957a), Klimesch (1942a, 1950c, 1951b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Triberti (1985a).