Muhabbetana jubae (Walsingham, 1907)

Muhabbetana jubae mine

Euphorbia regis-jubae, Tenerife; uit Klimesch (1977a)

Muhabbetana jubae mine

Euphorbia balsamifera, Tenerife

mine

Narrow tortuous corridor, widening into an elongated blotch, that generally does not cross the midrib. Mines usually in leaves that already are turning yellow, difficult to find from above. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia balsamifera, lamarckii, regis-jubae.

phenology

Larvae in March – April.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow.

synonyms

Stigmella, Ectoedemia, Fomoria, jubae.

references

Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1977a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Doorenweerd, Hoare & Davis (2016a), Skala (1939a).

mod 3.iii.2018