Phyllonorycter viminetorum (Stainton, 1854)

osier midget

Phyllonorycter viminetorum mine

Salix viminalis, Losser, leg Sjaak Koster

Phyllonorycter viminetorum mine

detail

Salix viminalis, Nederhorst den Berg: opened mine – no visible cocoon

mine

Lower-surface tentiform mine against the leaf margin, mostly not far from the petiole, often two in a leaf. The mine in contracted tube-like. Pupa yellowish brown. No visible cocoon (coincides with the lining of the mine). Frass packed in a corner of the mine.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix viminalis.

Records in the literature from S. caprea are improbable.

phenology

Larvae in July and September – early November (Emmet ao, 1985a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Latvia to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

pupa

synonyms

Lithocolletis viminetorum.

references

Buhr (1937a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Davis & Deschka (2001a), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), De Prins (1998a), Schütze (1931a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a).

23/10/2014