Fomoria viridissimella (Caradja, 1920)

mine

Oviposition mostly at the underside of the leaf, near a thick vein. Here begins a long, slender, not very tortuous corridor, mostly in the centre of the leaf; frass in a narrow, green, frequently broken central line. The corridor abruptly widens into a large blotch with dispersed frass. Older mines turn violet red. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Apiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Peucedanum cervaria.

phenology

Larvae in (June), July, (August).

distribution within Europe

Poland, Czechia, Austria, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow, head brown, pronotum light brown.

synonyms

Ectoedemia, Stigmella, viridissimella; Nepticula nowakowskii Toll, 1957.

references

Kasy (1987a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (1997a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 1987a), Skala (1939a), Toll (1957a).

mod 2.iii.2018