Seq # 205130030

Digitivalva granitella (Treitschke, 1833) Species

Last modified: April 11, 2021, 9:46 a.m.

A very rare species in Belgium.


Family: Glyphipterigidae > Subfamily: Acrolepiinae > Genus: Digitivalva > Subgenus: Inuliphila > Species: Digitivalva granitella
Vernacular names
Valse donderkruidmineermot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
De Fré Ch. 1858. Catalogue des Microlépidoptères de la Belgique. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 2: 45–162. On page 138.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



The monophagous larva lives in a mine on Inula conyzae. The first mine starts with a long and narrow corridor and later becoming a blotch with little of no frass visible. The larva can leave its mine and start another one and that explanes why there are mines without corridor.
Pupation outside the mine in a spindle-shaped reticulate cocoon, often at the underside of a leaf close to the midrib.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: in June and July and again during August and September and hibernate over winter, reappearing following spring.

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Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on Inula conyzae.

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