Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Arytinnis proboscidea

Arytinnis proboscidea (Loginova, 1976)

on Adenocarpus

Arytinnis proboscidea: 5th instar larva

5th instar larva (from Percy)


First to third instars cream and orange, 4th–5th instars bright green and orange, with or without black tergites. Eggs in developing inflorescences in small clusters on the inner surface of bracts and calices and on the corolla, as well as on the inner surface of petioles in developing leaf buds. Some larvae migrate to the base of the flower or the pedicel, while others congregate on unopened inflorescences or at the base of the stylar tube inside mature flowers.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Adenocarpus foliolosus, viscosus.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands: La Palma, Tenerife.


Arytainilla proboscidea.


Hodkinson (1960a)m Hodkinson & Hollis (1987a), Percy (2003a).

Last modified 19.viii.2020