Ectoedemia terebinthivora (Klimesch, 1975)

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Ectoedemia terebinthivora mines

Pistacia terebinthus, Greece, Délfi (NB the narrow corridors are from Acalytris pistaciae); from van Nieukerken (2007a)

Ectoedemia terebinthivora mine

detail

Ectoedemia terebinthivora mine

Pistacia terebinthus, Anatolia; from Klimesch (1978b)

mine

Oviposition at the leaf underside, close to a major vein. First part of the mine a strongly contorted gallery with a narrow line of brown frass. Then the mine widens into an elongate, irregular blotch where the brown frass lies dispersed.

hostplants

Anacardiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pistacia terebinthus.

phenology

Larvae in May-June, again in September.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Greece, Turkey (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellowish to white with brown head; first four ganglia distinct; 12 ventral plates.

references

Klimesch (1975a, 1978b), van Nieukerken (1985a, 1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2010a).

05/07/2010

mod 28.vi.2017