Bucculatrix pannonica

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Bucculatrix pannonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Bucculatricidae
Genus: Bucculatrix
Species: B. pannonica
Binomial name
Bucculatrix pannonica
Deschka, 1982

Bucculatrix pannonica is a moth in the family Bucculatricidae. It was described by Deschka in 1982. It is found in Austria and Slovakia.[1]

The length of the forewings is about 4 mm. The ground colour of the forewings is white with bright ochreous markings. The hindwings are light grey.[2]

The larvae feed on Artemisia scoparia and Artemisia santonicum. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a long, narrow corridor following the leaf margin. The larvae vacate the mine and create secondary mines, starting at the leaf margin. Young larvae are yellow with a dark brown head. Older larvae are grey-green. The species overwinters as an egg or young larva.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ DESCHKA, G. (1982): Bucculatrix pannonica n. sp. (Lepidoptera, Bucculatricidae) — Zeitschrift Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen 34: 37-48 [1]
  3. ^ bladmineerders.nl