Glyphipterix equitella (Scopoli, 1763)

stonecrop fanner

mine

The larva mimes a leaf completely out, often also (part of) the stem. Mined parts turn white and die. Pupation external.

hostplants

Crassulaceae, monophagous

Sedum acre, album, anglicum.

Probably on more species of the genus with terete leaves.

phenology

Larvae are full fed in late May; univoltine (Pelham-Clinton, 1985c).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Iberia, Sardinia, Sicily, and Crete, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body pale yellow, pinacula small, black; head black; prothoracic and anal plate blackish brown; legs brown-ringed. Abd-9 dorsally with an additional transverse, blackish brown sclerite (Pelham-Clinton, 1985c).

pupa

In a cocoon, usually among the leaves of the hostplant.

synonyms

Glyphipterix minorella Snellen, 1882.

references

Baldizzone (2008a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a), Ernst (2009a), Hering (1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Pelham-Clinton (1985c), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).

mod 25.xi.2018