Phyllonorycter aemula Triberti, Deschka & Huemer 1997

Lepidoptera, Gracillariide

mine

Upper-surface tentifom mine, practically indistinguishable from the one of Phyllonorycter coryli.

hostplants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Ostrya carpinifolia.

phenology

Two generations; adults in April – early-June, and July – early-August.

distribution within Europe

Northern Italy, Austria.

pupa

Cremaster with two pairs of spines; the inner pair rather slender, with their apices directed inwards; the pair, large and long, pointing outwards. Seen from above the outer pair widely exceeds the outline of the cremaster. Contrary to Phyllonorycter coryli and Ph. esperella the surface of the cremaster is smooth.

references

Huemer (2012a), Triberti, Deschka & Huemer (1997a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a).

23/10/2014

mod 5.iv.2018