Leucoptera nieukerkeni Mey, 1994

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

Leucoptera nieukerkeni mine

Acer monspessulanum, Greece, Akhaia, Kalavrita; leg E van Nieukerken & C Doorenweerd; © EvN

Leucoptera nieukerkeni mine

another mine

mine

Large upper-surface blotch with dispersed frass. The mine starts with a short, strongly contorted gallery.

hostplants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer monspessulanum.

phenology

The pictures above, with living larvae, were made in early November.

distribution within Europe

Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

references

Mey (1994a).

15/01/2012

mod 27.vi.2018