Povolnya leucapennella (Stephens, 1835)

sulphur slender

mine

The mine begins as a narrow lower-surface epidermal gallery, that widens into an oval, eventually full depth blotch between two side veins. Later the larva lives free, at first in a folded leaf margin, finally in a partly rolled leaf tip. Possibly a preference for young leaves (Meyrick, cited by Emmet ao, 1985a).

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ilex, robur.

Occasionally Castanea sativa (Heckford, 1993a).

phenology

Larvae were observed in June – July and September (Emmet ao, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except parts of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body greyish white, head brownish.

pupa

At the underside of the leaf, in a fold, under a greyish green membrane.

synonyms

Caloptilia leucapennella; Caloptilia, Coriscium sulphurella (Haworth, 1828).

references

Biesenbaum (2010a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), SCS Brown (1947a), Buhr (1936a), Buszko (1987a, 1992b), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Heckford (1993a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Opheim (1977a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Šulcs (1996a).

mod 17.ii.2018