Phyllonorycter anceps Triberti, 2007

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

Lower-surface tentiform mine, 10-12 mm long in Almond, 15 mm in Pear; lower epidermis with 2-3 length folds.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Malus; Mespilus; Prunus dulcis; Pyrus communis.

phenology

In Italy at least three, but probably four generations.

distribution within Europe

Sardinia, Italy, Crete.

pupa

Cremaster with two pairs of low spines on a broad base; the outher pair curved outwards, the inner pair, that clearly overlaps the outer one, with the points curving inwards.

references

Nel & Varenne (2014a), Triberti (2007a).

23/10/2014

mod 28.vi.2017