Caloptilia laurifoliae (Hering 1927)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

Caloptilia laurifoliae mine

Laurus novocanariensis; from Hering (1927a)

mine

Lower- or upper-surface, epidermal, corridor that usually begins on the midrib and runs towards the leaf margin. Here a tentiform mine is made that partly is hidden under the folded leaf margin. The older larva lives free in a leaf roll. Mines usually in the young leaves.

hostplants

Lauraceae, monophagous

Laurus novocanariensis.

phenology

Mining larvae in April, May (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, Madeira (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

synonyms

Caloptilia laurifoliella (Rebel, 1939).

references

Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Hering (1927a, 1957a).

31/07/2016

mod 28.vi.2017