Kessleria insubrica Huemer & Tarmann, 1993

Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae

mine

Irregular, short mine. Older larvae live free in a silken tube.

hostplants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga caesia.

distribution within Europe

southern Alps, 2000 m.

larva

Head light yellowish brown; prothoracic shield light greenish brown, anal shield greenish black; ground colour of dull greenish brown with broad reddish brown dorsal line, subdorsal line formed by disunct reddish brown spots; pinacula greenish brown; thoracic feet light brown.

references

Huemer & Tarmann (1993a), Huemer & Mutanen (2015a).

08/04/2017

mod 28.vi.2017