Digitivalva reticulella (Hübner, 1796)
Young larvae make a narrow corridor, starting in the leaf base, with a narrow frassline that often lies at one side. They can leave the mine and restart elsewhere. Later mines or mine sections are much wider; most of the frass is ejected (though grains may get stuck in the plant hair cover). Older larvae live free among the flower heads.
Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous
Mining larvae in March – April (Hering, 1957a).
BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).
NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
From Scandinavia and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Bulgaria, and from Belgium to Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Body yellow, head brown (Hering, 1957a).
Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Acrolepia cariosella (Treitschke, 1835).
Beiger (1979a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1935b), Gaedike (1972a), Gerstberger (2000a), Hering (1957a, 1963a), Klimesch (1958a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a).