Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cupedia cupediella

Cupedia cupediella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

Cupedia cupediella mine

Pistacia terebinthus; mine from below (left) and above; from Klimesch (1940a)

mine

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.

hostplants

Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia terebinthus.

phenology

Larvae in May (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Sardinia to Bulgaria and Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Pale yellowish green; head brown.

synonyms

Leucospilapteryx cupediella.

references

Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1940a, 1942a, 1950c, 1956c), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a).

24/04/2016

Last modified 28.vi.2017