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

mod 18.vii.2017