Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter triflorella

Phyllonorycter triflorella (de Peyerimhoff, 1872)

stages of the mine

from Klimesch (1942a): stages of the mine


Upper-surface tentiform mine that contracts so strongly that finally the margins of the leaflet close over the mine. Pupation within the mine.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Argyrolobium zanonii; Calicotome villosa; Cytisus triflorus; Genista sericea.


Larvae from December till March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

France, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Cremaster with two pairs of spines: the outer pair large and squat, the inner pair very small (Gregor & Patočka, 2001a; Patočka & Turčáni, 2005a).


Lithocolletis triflorella; Phyllonorycter argyrolobiella Nel, 2009.


Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2009a), Huemer & van Nieukerken (2021a), Klimesch (1942a), A & Z Laštuvka (2006a, 2011a), Nel (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

Last modified 25.iii.2021