Phyllocnistis vitegenella Clemens, 1859
on Parthenocissus, Vitis
Vitis vinifera, Hungary, Budapest, Kamaraerdő, 19.vii.2017 © László Érsek
the gallery is very long, partly following the major veins
for a Phyllocnistis the frass pattern is unusually clear
larva in the mine
the larva differs strongly from the one of Ph. unipunctella
the pupal chamber does not lie in the folded leaf margin, but anywhere in the leaf
Vitis vinifera, Switzerland, Ticino, Cugnasco, 16.vii.2019 © Sifra Corver
Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Hungary, Budapest, 22.viii.2020 © László Érsek: vacared mines
Long, slender, wavy, upper-surface corridor with a broad, dark, cloudy frass line. Often several mines in a leaf. Pupation within the mine in the somewhat widened terminal section of the corridor.
In Italy four generations per year, beginning on the very young foliage.
distribution within Europe
North America species that appeared in 1994 in northern Italy, and in 2004 in adjacent Slovenia. Shown up in Switzerland in 2009 (Jemini, 2010a).
Baldessari, Angeli, Girolami ao (2009a), Cara & Jermini (2011a), Jemini (2010a), Kirichenko, Augustin & Kenis (2018a), Szabóky (2014a), Trencheva & Trenchev (2018a), Ureche (2016a), Villani (2002a).