Caloptilia jurateae Bengtsson, 2010
Acer platanoides, Russia, Moscow region, Ramensky district, Zhukovsky city, 22.vi.2013 © Andrey Ponomarev
pupa, dorsal view
cocoon with exuvium
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.
Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous
As gas as known presently, no other Acer has been seen as a host plant.
Larvae in June-July; hibernation in the adult stage.
distribution within Europe
Sweden and Norway.
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.
Bengtsson (2010b), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Liška, Šumpich, Laštůvka, ao, (2014a), Liška, Vávra, Laštůvka, ao (2018a), De Prins (2010b, 2011a).