Phyllonorycter scitulella (Duponchel, 1843)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

Lower surface tentiform mine with one strong fold in the lower epidermis. Pupa in the mine in a cocoon of at least 5 mm, that is almost entirely covered with frass.

hostplants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus pubescens.

phenology

Two generations.

distribution within Europe

From Czechia to Portugal, Italy, and Greece, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

See Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). Mesonotum, but not the metanotum, with a pit laterally near the rear margin. Cremaster with two pairs of spines. The outher pair is rather long and straight, except for the outward pointing end; then inner pair consists of two low thorns on a broad base.

references

Gregor (1952a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Kasy (1979a, 1987a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

16/01/2017

mod 28.vi.2017