Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

mine

At first a narrow corridor, 20-40 mm long, with a central frass line, that runs along the leaf margin towards the tip. From there a blotch is made then; small leaves may be mined out completely. The larva makes a few slits in the side of the blotch away from the tip, through which most of the frass is ejected. Finally the larve leaves this mine, to make new blotches in one or two more leaves, that turn yellow like the first one. Mines invariably in the upper parts of the plant. Pupation outside the mine, in a cocoon that hangs freely in a sort of hammock fastened under a new leaf, that thereby is made to puff up.

hostplants

Ericaceae, Myricaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Myrica gale; Rhododendron tomentosum ( = Ledum palustre).

phenology

Larvae from June to September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, except the British Isles, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

pupa

Described by Patočka (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

references

Baryshnikova (2007a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Borkowski (2003a), Buhr (1935b, 1964a), Buszko (1981a, 1992b), Haase (1942a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1957a, 1971a), Kozlov & Kullberg (2010a), Kuroko (1964a), Patočka (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Zoerner (1970a).

08/02/2017

mod 27.vi.2018