Phyllonorycter muelleriella (Zeller, 1839)

western midget

mine

Lower-surface tentiform mine, generally rather small and between two veins, touching the midrib. Lower epidermis with a single sharp fold. Pupa in the mine in a cocoon that with its upper and lower side is attached to the mine; almost all frass is incorporated in the sides of the cocoon.

hostplants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, petraea, pubescens, robur.

phenology

Larvae in July and September – October (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From the Baltic States to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Central and South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

synonyms

Lithocolletis muelleriella; Lithocolletis amyotella (Duponchel, 1840).

references

Buhr (1936a), Buszko (1992b), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet (1974b, 1975b), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1995a), ffennell (1975a), Gregor (1952a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Harper & Langmaid (1978a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Jaworski (2009a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a), Tourlan (1980a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a).

06/09/2016

mod 17.ii.2018