Leucoptera coronillae (Hering, 1933)

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

Leucoptera coronillae mines

Cytisophyllum sessilifolius, France, Alpes Maritimes, Sospel; leg E van Nieukerken & C Doorenweerd, © EvN

Leucoptera coronillae mines

two more mines

Leucoptera coronillae mines

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


Leucoptera coronillae mine

Cytisophyllum sessilifolius, Italy, from Hering (1933b)

mine

The mine commences as a violet spot somewhere in the centre of the leaf. Around this point a blotch mine developes with much frass in concentric arcs. Pupation external.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Cytisophyllum sessilifolium; Cytisus villosus.

In the original description erroneously Coronilla emerus was mentioned as hostplant.

phenology

Larvae from June till late in October (Erik van Nieukerken, in litt.).

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Spain, Sardinia, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Described by Grandi (1933a); the adults bred from this material formed the base for Hering’s description of the species.

synonyms

Leucoptera phyllocytisi (Hering, 1936).

references

Grandi (1933a), Hering (1933b, 1936b, 1957a), Klimesch (1950c), Mey (1994a).

15/01/2012

mod 27.vi.2018