Acrolepiopsis marcidella (Curtis, 1850)
part of the young larvae make a short, often arc-shaped gallery in a cladode (“leaf”) with greenish, later black frass that partly is extruded. Later they bore in the stem, with other larvae that are stem-borers from their start on. If the plant is in fruit the final-stage larvae also bore in the fruits.
distribution within Europe
from Great Britain to Spain and the Canary Islands, and from Portugal to Bulgaria (PESI, 2017)..
larva and pupa
see Sterling & Langmaid.
Gaedike & Baldizzone (2008a), Sterling & Langmaid (1998a).