Apterona nylanderi (Wehrli, 1927)

Lepidoptera, Psychidae

case

Larva in a helicoidal case, that is higher than wide. The larva makes a number of fleck mines. The opening is not precisely round, and lacks the fringe of stubbles of cut silk threads; this is because the larva does not secure the case to the leaf while eating.

hostplants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Cistus.

phenology

Larvae from March on.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Spanish and French Pyrenees (Hering, 1957a).

references

Hering (1936b, 1957a).

11.ii.2009

mod 28.vi.2017