Kessleria alpicella (Stainton, 1851)

Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae

mine

The larv initially makes a narrow, full depth corridor with dispersed frass. Later several full depth blotches are made, that are virtually free of frass. Older lavae live free and cause window feeding from a dense spinning. Pupation external.

hostplants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga paniculata, rotundifolia.

phenology

Larvae probably hibernate twice.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Mountains of Central Europe, 1100-2000 m.

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

Zelleria alpicella.

references

Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Tarmann (1991a), Huemer & Mutanen (2015a), Nel (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

08/04/2017

mod 28.vi.2017