Micrurapteryx kollariella (Zeller, 1838)

Micrurapteryx kollariella mine

Cytisus scoparius, Belgium, prov. Limburg © Frank Van de Meutter

mine

The mine begins as a starlike, lobed blotch on top of the midrib. It develops into an upper-surface blotch that occupies almost the entire leaflet. The colour is light green at first, soon turning brown. Almost all frass is ejected out of the mine. The larva is capable of leaving the mine and restarting elsewhere. Pupation external.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Adenocarpus complicatus; Cytisophyllum sessilifolium; Cytisus hirsutus, scoparius; Genista germanica, sericea, tinctoria; Laburnum anagyroides; Lembotropis nigricans; Lupinus; Petteria ramentacea.

phenology

Larvae in June and September – October (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, but without the British Islands, Fennoscandia and adjacent northern regions (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Grandi (1931a, 1933a) gives a detailed description of the morphology of the larva.

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Gracillaria, Micrurapterix, Parectopa kollariella.

references

Beiger (1979a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buhr (1964a), Buszko (1992b), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Csóka (2003a), Doets (1946a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1931-32f, 1936b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Klimesch (1950c, 1958c), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2015a), Leutsch (2011a), Maček (1999a), de Meijere (1924a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), Skala (1951a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Zoerner (1969a).

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