Phyllonorycter scabiosella (Douglas, 1853)

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Phyllonorycter scabiosella mine

Scabiosa columbaria, Spain, Castilla y Leon: Cain, Rio Cares; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Phyllonorycter scabiosella mine

underside

mine

Large, lower-surface tentiform mine with several folds that cause the leaf to contract strongly. Leaf around the mine often coloured violet. Pupa in a cocoon, frass in a corner of the mine. Mainly on seedlings and ground leaves.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Scabiosa columbaria, ochroleuca, triandra.

phenology

Larvae in July – August, then again, hibernating, in October – April (Emmet ao, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

NE recorded (Langohr, 1975a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Britain to South Russia, and from Germany and Poland to Spain and Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

pupa

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

synonyms

Lithocolletis scabiosella.

references

Deschka (2014a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Kuznetzov & Baryshnikova (2006a), Langohr (1975a), Z Laštůvka, A Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

mod 14.i.2019