Coptodisca lucifluella (Clemens, 1860)
on Carya, Juglans, Pterocarya
Oviposition, by way of an ovipositor, at the underside of a leaf. From here a full depth blotch develops, ± 5 x 7 mm, with dispersed frass. Generally several mines, irregularly distributed, over the leaf. The full grown larva makes a case out of an oval excision at the edge of the mine; in this case it leaves the leaf to pupate elsewhere on the tree.
distribution within Europe
North American species, that was found for the first time in Europe (Italy), in 2010.
Entirely pale rusty brown.
Bernardo, van Nieukerken, Sasso ao (2015a), Bernardo, Sasso, Gebiola & Viggiani (2011a), Szabóky & Takács (2018a), Takács, Szabóky, Tóth, ao (2020a).