Cupedia cupediella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Pistacia terebinthus; mine from below (left) and above; from Klimesch (1940a)
Initially an epidermal, sometimes branched, lower-surface corridor, later a lower-surface tentiform mine of about a cm in length, almost invariably at the leaf margin, with folded epidermis. The mine is eaten out untill only the veins remain. Pupation outside the mine in a dirty white, transparant small cocoon.
Larvae in May (Hering, 1957a).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Sardinia to Bulgaria and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Pale yellowish green; head brown.
Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1940a, 1942a, 1950c, 1956c), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a).