Phyllonorycter cytisella (Rebel, 1896)
Lower-surface tentiform mine, with deep folds, that strongly contracts the leaflet. Pupation internal.
Larvae in November-Januari, then again March-April (Hering, 1957a).
distribution within Europe
Chamaecytisus proliferus, “tagasaste”, “escobón”, “Lucerne Tree”, is a rather important fodder crop in the Canary Islands, and, introduced, also elsewhere. Ph. cytisella, and to a lesser degree also Ph. cytisifoliae, acording to Hering much more rare, therefore are local pest insects (e.g. Torres del Castillo ao, 1992a).
Deschka (1969b), Hering (1927a, 1957a), Klimesch (1979a), Torres del Castillo ao (1992a).