Phyllocnistis canariensis Hering, 1927

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

mine

Very long gallery in the epidermis of a branch, eventually ascending along a petiole and ending in an upper-surface pupal chamber in the angle between the midrib and the leaf margin.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix canariensis.

Klimesch (1979a) found on the Canary Islands mines, possibly referable to Ph. canariensis, on introduced Populus alba.

phenology

Larvae in March, April (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, Madeira (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

notes

Strong resemblance with Phyllocnistis ramulicola.

references

Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1979a).

12/06/2010

mod 18.vii.2017