Phyllonorycter alpina (Frey, 1956)

mine

Lower-surface, long and narrow tentiform mine, generally between two lateral veins. Lower epidermis with one or more strong folds. Frass in a clump in the angle of the mine closest to the midrib. Cocoon white, peppered with frass grains.

hostplants

Betulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Alnus viridis.

phenology

At high altitudes (> 1000 m) one larva generation in September – October; in lower regions additionally a generation in July (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Italy, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Phyllonorycter hauderiella Rebel, 1913; Phyllonorycter rajella alpina, Ph. alniella alpina, Ph. alniella hauderiella, Ph. rajella hauderiella.

references

Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Gregor & Povolný (1950a), Hering (1947a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Klimesch (1950c), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a).

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