Glaucolepis lituanica (Ivinskis & van Nieukerken, 2012)
mine (from Ivinskis ao)
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.
Lamiaceae, narrowly monophagous
Larvae from mid-July till early August; univoltine.
Not known from the Benelux countries.
distribution within Europe
Lithuania, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece.
Larva yellow, head capsule pale brown. Feeding with dorsum upwards, final instar about 5 mm long.
Ivinskis, van Nieukerken & Rimsaite (2012a), Tokár, Laštůvka, Pastorális ao (2015a).