Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838

bittersweet fanner

Acrolepia autumnitella: mine on Solanum dulcamara

Solanum dulcamara, Belgium, prov. Namur, Grand-Leez, Les Mottes © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Acrolepia autumnitella: larve

larva

Acrolepia autumnitella: mines on Solanum dulcamara

Solanum dulcamara, Duin en Kruidberg

mine

Rather large, untidy blotch, full-depth for most of its surface, very transparant, without feeding lines and without association with midrib or leaf margin. The larva makes several mines. Often only its anterior part is inserted in the mine, that remains free of frass then. Pupation outside the mine in a gauze cocoon.

hostplants

Solanaceae, oligophagous

Atropa belladonna; Physalis alkekengi; Solanum dulcamara.

phenology

Larvae in June and September (Hering, 1957a; Agassiz, 1996a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2008).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

Almost entire Europe, possibly absent from Ireland and the southern Balkan (Agassiz, 1996a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

pupa

Illustrated by Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

cocoon

synonyms

Acrolepia, Digitivalva pygmaeana (Haworth, 1811).

references

Agassiz (1996a), Beiger (1955a, 1979a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a), Drăghia (1972a), Gaedike (1972a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1931-32f, 1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Klimesch (1958a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a, 1972a, 1976a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), van Nieukerken & Koster (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Popescu-Gorj & Drăghia (1968a), De Prins (2010a), Pröse (2006a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Surányi (1942a).

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