Glyphipterix loricatella (Treitscke, 1833)
Iris x germanica © Attila Takács (from Takács & Szabóky)
Eggs are deposited solitary on a leaf. The young larva makes an irregular gallery mine dat descends to the rhizome. Here much whitish frass is produced that is extruded above ground. The larva hibernates in the rhizome, then pupates in the soil in a cocoon made of soil particles.
Iris x germanica, pumila.
distribution within Europe
White, head black.
Takács & Szabóky (2018a).