Acalyptris limonii Z & A Laštuvka,1998

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Acalyptris limonii mines

Limonium vulgare, Greece; from Z & A Laštuvka (1998a)

Limonium sp.; A. limonii or maritima, Greece; from van Nieukerken (2007a)

mine

Egg on either side of leaf. Mine a gallery throughout, starting much contorted, often spirally, later full-depth with narrow broken frass, running more straight through leaf. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis. Pupa in a white cocoon, mostly spun against a vein at the underside of the leaf.

hostplants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Limonium vulgare.

phenology

Larvae observed in mid-June.

distribution within Europe

Greece, Croatia; coasts of Adriatic, Ionian and Aegean Seas.

references

Z & A Laštuvka (1998a), van Nieukerken (2007a).

05/07/2010

mod 28.vi.2017