Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arytinnis equitans

Arytinnis equitans (Loginova, 1976)

on Genista


First to second instars orange-red with black tergites, 3rd–5th instars cream or green with black tergites. Eggs were found on the outer surface of corolla segments. Young larvae were observed on corollas, new leaves and developing fruit, usually under the persistent calyx and anther tube.


Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Genista canariensis, microphylla.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands, Gran Canaria


Bastin, Burckhardt, Reyes-Betancort, ao (2023a), Bastin, Reyes-Betancort, Siverio de la Rosa & Percy (2024a), Loginova (1976a), Percy (2003a).

Last modified 12.iv.2024