Fomoria variicapitella (Chrétien, 1908)

Fomoria variicapitella mine

Hypericum canariense, Tenerife; from Klimesch (1977a)

mine

A very narrow corridor at first, gradually widening, in the end a blotch. Pupation external.

hostplants

Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum canariense.

phenology

Larvae from November till April (Klimesch, 1977a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Bright green (Klimesch, 1977a).

synonyms

Stigmella, Trifurcula variicapitella.

notes

Maček (1999a) mentions the species from Slovenia, living on Hypericum hirsutum and perforatum; this certainly is a mistake.

references

Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1977a), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken (1986a), Skala (1939a).

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