Coptotriche tantalella (Walshingham, 1907)

Lepidoptera, Tischeriidae

Coptotriche tantalella mine

Sanguisorba minor subsp.magnolii, Teneriffa; from Klimesch (1977a)

mine

Short corridor, widening into a large full-depth blotch. All frss is ejected from the mine. The larva regularly moves to a new leaflet. Pupation within the mine.

hostplants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Bencomia caudata; Sanguisorba verrucosa.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands.

larva

Uniformly pale yellow, head capsule dark brown.

synonyms

Tischeria tantalella.

references

Klimesch (1977a).

09/02/2017

mod 28.vi.2017