Glyphipterix equitella (Scopoli, 1763)
on Aeonium, Sedum
The larva mimes a leaf completely out, often also (part of) the stem. Mined parts turn white and die. Pupation external.
Larvae are full fed in late May; univoltine (Pelham-Clinton, 1985c).
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).
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).
In a cocoon, usually among the leaves of the hostplant.
Glyphipterix minorella Snellen, 1882.
Baldizzone (2008a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a), Ernst (2009a), Hering (1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Pelham-Clinton (1985c), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a), Takács & Szabóky (2018a), Thomann (1956a).