Phyllonorycter abrasella (Duponchel, 1843)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

Rather small, lower-surface tentiform mine, generally in the centre of the leaf. Lower epidermis with fine folds; upperside mottled green. Frass in a clump. Pupa in an oval, parchment-like cocoon that is free of frass, and lies loose in the mine.

hostplants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus cerris, ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, trojana.

phenology

Larve in July, and in autumn from September (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

From Czechia and Slovakia to France, Italy, and Greece; disjunct also in South-Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Retinaculum with two pairs of very thin, almost straight spines. The inner and outer pair are so closely set together that they cover each other (Gregor & Patočka, 2001a; Patočka & Turčáni, 2005a).

references

Csóka (2003a), Deschka (1982a, 2014a), Gregor (1952a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Kvičala (1938a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a).

16/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017