Phyllonorycter troodi Deschka, 1974

mine

Large, broad, oval or circular lower-surface tentiform mine. Folds in de lower epidermis barely perceptible with the naked eye. In full grown mines the upper epidermis has almost completely been eaten out. Pupa in an elongated cocoon. Frass in a mass near the rear end of the pupa.

hostplants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus alnifolia.

phenology

Larvae in winter.

distribution within Europe

Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

pupa

references

Deschka (1974b).

29/09/2010

mod 25.vii.2017