Acalyptris loranthella (Klimesch, 1937)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Acalyptris loranthella mines

Loranthus europaeus, Czechia; from van Nieukerken (2007a)

mine

In connection with the thickness of the leaf, the mine is superficial: egg, mine and exit at the same side, either upper-surface or lower-surface. The mine is a corridor, often somewhat contorted, especially near the start, where secondary blotches may be formed. Frass brownish, initially in a narrow broken line, more dispersed or weakly coiled later, when it occupies one half to one third of the width of the corridor.

host plants

Loranthaceae, monophagous

Loranthus europaeus.

phenology

Bivoltine, larvae in June and September – October.

distribution within Europe

From Czechia to Sicily and Greece, and from Italy to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Yellow, lying venter-upwards in the mine. Described by van Nieukerken (2007a).

pupa

In a reddish brown cocoon.

synonyms

Nepticula, Stigmella, Weberina loranthella.

references

Drăghia (1968b, 1972a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1969a, 1974a, 1987a), Klimesch (1037a, 1948a, 1958c), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2005a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2007a), Skala (1939a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a).

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