Muhabbetana euphorbiella (Stainton, 1969)

Muhabbetana euphorbiella mine

Euphorbia sp., Triest; from Klimesch (1940b)

mine

Long, strongly tortuous corridor, widening into an elongate blotch. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia acanthothamnos, characias, dendroides, fragifera, myrsinites, palustris, rigida, segetalis, serrata, spinosa, terracina, verrucosa.

phenology

Larvae from October till June in at least two generations.

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Pale yellow to greenish.

synonyms

Stigmella, Ectoedemia, Fomoria, euphorbiella; St. tergestina Klimesch, 1940.

references

Drăghia (1968a, 1972a), Groschke (1944a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1940a,b), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (1997a, 2008a, 2009b), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Doorenweerd, Hoare & Davis (2016a), van Nieukerken, Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2004a, 2006a), Skala (1939a), Szőcs (1977a), Zerafa & van Nieukerken (2011a).

mod 3.iii.2018