Antispilina ludwigi Hering, 1941
Bistorta officinalis, Germany; from Hering (1941a)
The mine begins at a brown oviposition scar (Heliozelidae do have an ovipositor), mostly not far removed from the midrib. From this point a full depth blotch develops in all directions. Mostly there are several in a leaf, often coalescing. In the centre of the individual mines, around the oviposition scar, a strong accumulation of blackish green granular frass. Here eventually a round or oval excision is made, in which the larva drops to the ground, then pupates.
Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous
Larvae in July.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
distribution within Europe
Germany, Poland, Czechia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).
Green, without thoracic feet or prolegs.
See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).
Borkowski (2003a), Buhr (1964a), Hering (1941a, 1957a), Liška ao (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala (1949a).