Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acalyptris pistaciae

Acalyptris pistaciae van Nieukerken, 2007

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Acalyptris pistaciae mines

Pistacia terebinthus, Greece, Délfi (NB the blotchy mines with much frass are Ectoedemia terebinthivora); from van Nieukerken (2007a).

Acalyptris pistaciae mines

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Acalyptris pistaciae mine

Pistacia lentiscus, Cyprus; from van Nieukerken (2007a)

Acalyptris pistaciae: mine on Pistacia lentiscus

Pistacia lentiscus, Greece, Athens © Steve Wullaert

Acalyptris pistaciae mine

Pistacia lentiscus, Greece, Lesbos, Krátigos

mine

On Pistacia lentiscus the mines cannot be distinguished from those of Acalyptris minimella. On P. terebinthus with its larger and thinner leaves the mine consists of a not strongly contorted corridor that gradually widens, with frass that almost nowhere fills the entire width (van Nieukerken, 2007a).

hostplants

Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia lentiscus, terebinthus.

phenology

More than one generation per year (van Nieukerken, 2007a).

distribution within Europe

Eastern Mediterranean, from (roughly) northern Greece to Turkey, Cyprus and Israel (van Niekerken, 2007a).

larva

Yellow.

references

Amsel & Hering (1931a), Gustafsson (1981a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2007a), Skala (1939a).

03/07/2014

Last modified 17.vii.2017