Digitivalva solidaginis (Staudinger, 1859)

Lepidoptera, Glyphipterigidae

mine

Corridor, followed by a large, ful depth blotch. Frass in the corridor in a central line, in the blotch scattered. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Asteraceae, oligophagous (monophagous ?)

Dittrichia viscosa; Solidago virgaurea.

According to the original description living on Solidago virgaurea; Hering (1963a), however, reared the species from Dittrichia viscosa. Because both species have some resemblance in vegetative condition possibly the latter is the only correct hostplant. At the other hand the two plant genera are relatively closely related.

phenology

Larvae in June (1957a).

distribution within Europe

Spain, southern France.

pupa

In a reticulate cocoon (Hering, 1957a).

synonyms

Acrolepia solidaginis.

references

Hering (1957a, 1963a), Klimesch (1956b), Michalska (1970a).

23/11/2014

mod 28.vi.2017