Aproaerema anthyllidella (Hübner, 1813)

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Medicago cf lupulina, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Chimai: young, still mining larva © Steve Wullaert


Larvae in a small full depth blotch, often with extensions. Frass concentrated in one corner of the mine. The mining activities may cause the leaf to roll inwards. Older larvae live free among spun leaves, but still they may make then fleck mines by feeding on the leaf tissue from a small opening.


Fabaceae, oligophagous

Anthyllis vulneraria; Bituminaria bituminosa; Coronilla; Cytisus; Dorycnium rectum; Galega officinalis; Glycine max; Hymenocarpos circinnatus; Lathyrus pratensis, tuberosus; Lotus corniculatus; Medicago lupulina, monspeliaca, sativa; Melilotus albus; Onobrychis viciifolia; Ononispinnata, spinosa & subp. procurrens; Ornithopus; Oxytropis pilosa; Phaseolus vulgaris; Trifolium pratense, repens; Vicia cracca, faba.


Larvae in April – May (sometimes already in January), and again in July – September; only the larvae of the first generation make mines (Bland ao, 2002a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Described by Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Anacampsis anthyllidella; Anacampsis, Aproaerema, Iwaruna psoralella (Millière, 1865).


In the Canary Islands lives on Lotus glaucus the subspecies A. anthyllidella elachistella (Stainton, 1859) (Klimesch, 1984a).


Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Baldizzone (2008a), Beiger (1965a), Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Buhr (1935a, 1953a), Corley (2005a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a, 1967a), Huertas Dionisio (2005a, 2007a), Kaitila (1996a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1958a), Kvičala (1938a), Leutsch (2011a), Lhomme (1934d), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Skala (1950a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).


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