Leucoptera coronillae (Hering, 1933)
Cytisophyllum sessilifolius, France, Alpes Maritimes, Sospel; leg E van Nieukerken & C Doorenweerd, © EvN
two more mines
Cytisophyllum sessilifolius, Spain; blotch mines of Leucoptera coronillae and two tentiform mines of Phyllonorycter phyllocytisi; from Hering (1936b)
Cytisophyllum sessilifolius, Italy, from Hering (1933b)
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.
In the original description erroneously Coronilla emerus was mentioned as hostplant.
Larvae from June till late in October (Erik van Nieukerken, in litt.).
distribution within Europe
Southern France, Spain, Sardinia, Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Described by Grandi (1933a); the adults bred from this material formed the base for Hering’s description of the species.
Leucoptera phyllocytisi (Hering, 1936).
Grandi (1933a), Hering (1933b, 1936b, 1957a), Klimesch (1950c), Mey (1994a).