Calybites quadrisignella (Zeller, 1839)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

Initially a lower-surface, epidermal corridor, widening into a small full depth blotch in a vein axil. Most frass concentrated in the axil. The older larva lives free within a rolled leaf margin.

hostplants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Frangula alnus; Rhamnus cathartica, imeritina, saxatilis subsp. tinctoria.

phenology

Larvae in May – June and August – September.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Poland and Germany to Italy, Hungary and Romania; also Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Euspilapteryx, Eucalybites, quadrisignella.

references

Buszko (1992b, Hering (1957a), Jaworski (2009a), Maček (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a).

06/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017