Oryxolaemus croceifemoratus (Gyllenhal, 1839)
Anagyris foetida, Greece, Lesbos, Skála Eresóu
Primary full depth, whitish, blotch without a preceding corridor in the apical half of a leaflet; oviposition within the leaf tissue. All frass is deposited on floor and roof of an oval central section of the mine; this section puffs up and soon becomes a bean-shaped black cocoon. The larva rests in this cocoon during feeding pauses (Hering, 1924a), and finally pupates there. The adult beetles gnaw many tiny windows, often in the same leaves as where mines were made (Harpaz, 1956a).
Larvae observed in April.
distribution within Europe
From southern France, Corsica, Sardinia, to Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Apion, Kalcapion, croceifemoratum.
Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Giusto (1997a), Harpaz (1956a), Hering (1924a, 1957a).