Parornix fagivora (Frey, 1861)

beech slender

on Fagus

Parornix fagivora mine

Fagus sylvatica, Cadzand, de Knokkert

Parornix fagivora: mine and leaf fold on Fagus sylvatica

Fagus sylvatica, Heerde, lg de Dellen © Hans Jonkman

mine

Initially a small lower-surface epidermal corridor with reddish brown frass, a small rectangular full depth blotch with black frass later. Lower, later also the upper, epidermis brown. The larva deposits only little silk in the mine, that therefore remains practically flat. Finally the larva leaves the mine and continues living free under a folded leaf margin or leaf tip.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Fagus orientalis, sylvatica.

The citation of Carpinus betulus as a host plant by Emmet ao (1985a) has been corrected by Emmet (1986a).

phenology

Larvae in July and September; hibernation as pupa (Emmet ao, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Check (PESI, 2018); also Iberian Peninsula

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Ornix fagivora.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buhr (1935b, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet (1986a, 1987a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Haase (1942a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1935a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Huisman ao (2009a), Klimesch (1950c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2017a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), De Prins (1998a, 2007a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a) Szőcs (1977a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a).

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