Sauterina hofmanniella (Schleich, 1867)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

Strongly contracted lower-surface tentiform mine; the lower epidermis often torn. Upper surface mottled, because much tissue has been removed there. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Lathyrus linifolius, niger, tuberosus.

Also on other, unspecified, Fabaceae (Baldizzone, 2004a).

phenology

Larvae in July (Bengtsson & Johansson, 2011a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees, Sardinia, Italy, and Romania, and from France to Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Orange to red, without length lines; prothorax without markings (Hering, 1957a).

synonyms

Acrocercops hofmanniella.

references

Baldizzone (2004a), Beiger (1955a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buszko (1992b), Hering (1957a), Michna (1975a), Steuer (1995a), Szőcs (1977a).

14/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017