Leucoptera calycotomella Amsel, 1939

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

mine

Very narrow corridor, abruptly widening into a flat blotch. Both corridor and blotch almost completely filled with fine granular frass; only the margins remain free. Pupation external.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Calicotome villosa.

phenology

Larvae observed in June.

distribution within Europe

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

references

Hering (1957a), Mey (1994a)

25.vii.2009

mod 27.vi.2018