Aspilapteryx multipunctella Chrétien, 1916
Plantago arborescens, Teneriffa; from Klimesch (1979a)
The young larva spins 2-3 young leaves together, and mines them out completely. The older larva lives free in the centre of a bundle of leaves of the tip of a shoot, that are spun together. The frass is accumulated in the bottom of the enclosed space. For the pupation a cocoon is spin amidst the frass. The cocoon has a tubelike prolongation that extends up to a circular opening, closed with silk, that will permit the escape of the imago.
Plantago albicans, arborescens.
Larvae collected in January.
distribution within Europe
France, Spain, Canary Islands.
Aspilapteryx trinigipennella multipunctella; A. anagensis Klimesch, 1979.
Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1979a), Nel (2003a), Tribeti (1985a).