Caloptilia jurateae Bengtsson, 2010

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The young larva makes an epidermal gallery. Rather soon the larva lives free in a downwards rolled leaf rol; probably three rolls are made of increasing size, the largest occupying an entire leaf segment. Pupation probably in the soil.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer platanoides.

As gas as known presently, no other Acer has been seen as a host plant.

phenology

Larvae in June-July; hibernation in the adult stage.

distribution within Europe

Sweden and Norway.

notes

The species is most closely related to C. semifascia; on external characters, and even on their DNA profile, the two sibling species cannot be told apart.

references

Bengtsson (2010b), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), De Prins (2010b, 2011a).

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