Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter phyllocytisi

Phyllonorycter phyllocytisi (Hering, 1936)

Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae

Phyllonorycter phyllocytisi mines

Cytisus sessilifolius, Spain, with two tentiform mines of Phyllonorycter phyllocytisi and tentiform mines of Leucoptera coronillae; from Hering (1936b)

mine

Lower surface, brownish, tentiform mine that first causes the leaf to fold lengthwise, but in the end contracts the leaf to a shapeless knot. Pupation internal.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Cytisophyllum sessilifolium.

phenology

Larvae found in June and July.

distribution within Europe

France, Spain, Italy.

pupa

Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

synonyms

For Phyllonorycter phyllocytisi sensu Laštuvka (1993a), Patočka & Gregor (2001a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a) see Ph. eugregori.

notes

Surprisingly, the species is not treated by Hering (1957a).

references

Hering (1936b), Klimesch (1950c), A & Z Laštuvka (2006a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

14/02/2017

Last modified 18.vii.2017