Povolnya leucapennella (Stephens, 1835)
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).
Quercus ilex, robur.
Occasionally Castanea sativa (Heckford, 1993a).
Larvae were observed in June – July and September (Emmet ao, 1985a).
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).
Body greyish white, head brownish.
At the underside of the leaf, in a fold, under a greyish green membrane.
Caloptilia leucapennella; Caloptilia, Coriscium sulphurella (Haworth, 1828).
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).