Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arytinnis fortunata

Arytinnis fortunata Percy, 2003

on Genista

parasite

First and second instars orange and cream, 5th instars bright green. Eggs were found sparsely scattered on both sides of young leaves but mostly on the glaucous underside, and also scattered on fruit, towards the apex. 1st–2nd Instar larvae were observed on leaf buds and fruit usually under the persistent calyx. Older larvae were found in flowers, inside the anther tube on the developing ovary.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Genista linifolia.

The host plant is mentioned as Teline splendens; based in the Euro+Med PlantBase this probably is the species mentioned above.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands.

references

Percy (2003a).

Last modified 27.iv.2018