Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kessleria alpicella

Kessleria alpicella (Stainton, 1851)

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.

host plants

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.

larva, pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a); pictures in Schmid.

synonyms

Zelleria alpicella.

references

Deschka & Wimmer (2000a), Friese (1963a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Huemer & Tarmann (1991a), Huemer & Mutanen (2015a), Nel (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 20.v.2021