Kessleria orobiae Huemer & Mutanen 2015

mine

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

host plants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga paniculata.

phenology

Larvae probably hibernate twice.

distribution within Europe

Italy (Bergamo, Alpi Oribie).

references

Huemer & Mutanen (2015a).

mod 26.xi.2018