Stomphastis conflua (Meyrick, 1941)
Ricinus communis, Cyprus, Xeros Potamos © Ian Barton: vacated mine
Ricinus communis, Palestine; from Amsel & Hering (1931a)
Larvae in March, April.
distribution within Europe
Within Europe known only from Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
the material from Cyprus, illustrated above differs in several ways from the experience of Amsel & Hering in Palestine. Not only do they describe the larva with two black, rather than brown dots on the pronotum, but more importantly does the larva pupate there in a silken cocoon inside the mine. This hints at a (sub)specific difference between the two populations.
Amsel & Hering (1931a), Barton (2018b), Hering (1957a, 1962a).