Glaucolepis lituanica (Ivinskis & van Nieukerken, 2012)

on Salvia

Glaucolepis lituanica: stem mine in Salvia pratensis

mine (from Ivinskis ao)

parasite

The larva mines an up to 23 cm long gallery in the bark of the stem, generally low in the plant. The mine is confined to one internodium, and mostly starts near the upper node. The full-grown larva leaves the mine through a semicircular exit slit, then immediately spins a cocoon, contiguous to the mine, below the epidermis.

hostplants

Lamiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salvia pratensis.

phenology

Larvae from mid-July till early August; univoltine.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries.

distribution within Europe

Lithuania, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece.

larva

Larva yellow, head capsule pale brown. Feeding with dorsum upwards, final instar about 5 mm long.

synonyms

Trifurcula lituanica.

references

Ivinskis, van Nieukerken & Rimsaite (2012a), Tokár, Laštůvka, Pastorális ao (2015a).

mod 2.iii.2018