Phragmatodes fruticosella Walsingham, 1908
On Plocama the mine is full depth, transparant brown, with a dense clump of frass in the lower part. The mined leaves falls off shortly after the larva has left it.
The mine on Rubia starts as a frass-filled corridor, widening to a glassy full depth blotch with dispersed frass.
From February on (Hering, 1957a).
distribution within Europe
Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Full grown larva 3.5 mm, yellowish brown – reddish, head capsule black; prothoracic plate brown with pale median.
Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1984a).