Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arytinnis occidentalis

Arytinnis occidentalis Percy, 2003

on Genista


First to third instars cream and orange-red, 4th–5th instars pale grey-green, blue-green or yellow-green, with or without black tergites. Eggs on the calyx, under floral bracts or at the base of developing fruit under the persistent calyx. Young larvae mainly on the lead buds and young leaves. Older larvae at the undersides of mature leaves.


Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Genista microphylla, stenopetala.

Hostplants cited as “Teline stenopetala ssp. sericea, ssp. stenopetala & ssp. microphylla”.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islanda: El Hiero, La Palma.


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

Last modified 11.iv.2024