Acalyptris maritima A & Z Laštuvka, 1997

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

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

mine

Egg on either side of leaf. Mine a full depth gallery, starting much contorted, often spirally. Frass in a brown, broken, central line, about half the width of the gallery. Pupation external, exit on leaf upperside.

hostplants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Limonium vulgare.

phenology

At least three generations.

distribution within Europe

Coastal regions of Adriatic and Aegean Sea.

larva

Yellow.

pupa

In a whitish cocoon, generally spun on leaf underside.

references

A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (2007a).

05/07/2010

mod 28.vi.2017