Phyllonorycter obtusifoliella Deschka, 1974

Phyllonorycter obtusifoliella: mine on Acer obtusifolium

Acer obtusifolium, Cyprus, Pano Platres, 1145 m © Ian Barton

Phyllonorycter obtusifoliella: mine on Acer obtusifolium

same mine, lighted from behind

mine

Lower-surface tentiform mine, never near the leaf margin, often adjacent to a thick vein. Lower epidermis without recognisable folds. Upper epidermis weakly domed with a few remnants of parenchyma. Pupa in a flimsy cocoon. Most frass clumped in an angle of the mine.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer obtusifolium, sempervirens.

phenology

Larvae in winter and spring.

distribution within Europe

Greece, Cyprus (Fauna Europa, 2010).

pupa

notes

Preference for shaded leaves, seedlings and low plants.

references

Deschka (1974b), A & Z Laštuvka (2007a).

07/10/2015

mod 25.vii.2017