Muhabbetana nigrifasciata (Walsingham, 1908)

Muhabbetana nigrifasciata mine

Periploca laevigata, Tenerife; from Klimesch (1977a)

mine

The larva initially lives in an oval gall, c. 3 mm long, in the underside of the leaf, bordering the midrib. Only towards the end of its development it makes an elliptic, upper-surface blotch of about 5 m long is made, starting from the gall. Often several mines in a gall. Pupation external.

hostplants

Apocynaceae, monophagous

Periploca laevigata.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Light yellow with dark brown head.

synonyms

Ectoedemia, Trifurcula, Fomoria, nigrifasciata.

references

Klimesch (1977a), van Nieukerken (1986a, van Nieukerken, Doorenweerd, Hoare & Davis (2016a), van Nieukerken, Mazurkiewicz & Pałka (2004a), Skala (1939a).

mod 3.iii.2018