Glyphipterix equitella (Scopoli, 1763)
The larva mimes a leaf completely out, often also (part of) the stem. Mined parts turn white and die. Pupation external.
Sedum acre, album, anglicum.
Probably on more species of the genus with terete leaves.
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), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Pelham-Clinton (1985c), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).