Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter trifoliella

Phyllonorycter trifoliella (Gerasimow, 1933)


Lower-surface, strongly folded, tentiform mine on or close to the midrib. The upper surface is mottled and strongly inflated; the leaf margins are deeply contracted. Frass compacted in the lower corner of the mine. Pupa in the mine in a cocoon that consists of no more than a thin film above and under the pupa.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lathyrus roseus; Trifolium.

distribution within Europe

Finland and Baltic states, Caucasus (Fauna Europaea, 2014) and Iberia (Z & A Laštůvka, 2009b).


Lithocolletis trifoliella.


Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Gerasimow (1933a), Gomboc & Kirichenko (2022a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2009b), Liška ao (2018a), Noreika & Mozuraitis (2002a), Šulcs (1996a).

Last modified 5.i.2023