Digitivalva valeriella (Snellen, 1878)

Lepidoptera, Glyphipterigidae

mine

One or a few rather broad corridors radiating form the leaf basis or midrib. The later continunation is rather an elongated blotch. Pupation within the leaf, in a separate small blotch that contains no frass.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous (?)

Inula britannica, conyzae, salicina.

Hering (1963a) refers to a rearing from Pulicaria dysenterica, but expresses doubt if it concerns the same species.

phenology

Larvae from October till May, and in July – August (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From Finland to the Pyrenees, Alps, and Romania, and from France to southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Acrolepia valeriella.

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1935b), Gaedike (1972a), Hering (1957a, 1963a), Kasy (1965a), van Nieukerken & Koster (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

23/11/2014

mod 28.vi.2017