Zygophyllum

Dichotomous table for leafminers

Incl. Tetraeana.

1a short corridor, followed by a large blotch; larva with well-recognisable head and feet; Southern Europe: Ochrodia subdiminutella

1a mine not described; on Zygophyllum fabago in the Ukraine: Vladimirea glebiciolorella

1c galls, etc => Tables for all parasites per species

Hering (1957a) described from “Zygophyllum” mines, made by a young larva that mines the leaves from a sand-covered siken tube; he supposed that these mines, known to him from North Africa and Fuerteventura, were made by Tegostoma kabylalis Rebel, 1902 (Lepidoptera, Crambidae). However, this North African species does not occur in Europe. Suppositions that these mine were the work of Ochrodia subdiminutella Klimesch (1984a) or Microlechia chretieni (Aguiar & Karsholt, 2006a) do not seem probable, because these do not mine from a tube or have a different hostplant.

mod 9.x.2017