Caloptilia alchimiella (Scopoli 1763) (Family Gracillariidae)


Leaf Mines

Forewing Length: 5-7mm;
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
June
August - September
July, September
(Earliest: 15.7)
July - August
October - April
April - May
(Earliest: 31.5)
August

Biotopes:
Beech Forest

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous Leaf Miner)

Fagaceae
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Microgaster rufipes Larva

Rhysipolis meditator Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Caloptilia alchimiella
Caloptilia alchimiella
Lepiforum: Caloptilia alchimiella
British Leafminers: Caloptilia alchimiella
De Bladmineerders van Nederland: Caloptilia alchimiella


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