Leucoptera cytisiphagella Klimesch, 1938

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

Leucoptera cytisiphagella mine

Cytisus austriacus; at left a youth mine; from Klimesch (1938a)

mine

Egg on the midrib, not far from the tip of the leaflet. From here a very narrow gallery descends along the leaf margin till about halfway down. Then the corridor widens into a blotch that eventually becomes full depth and occupies the entire leaflet. Frass in a central accumulation. Pupation external.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Cytisus austriacus.

phenology

Larvae in May, June.

distribution within Europe

Hungary, Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Yellow; head brown.

references

Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1938a), Mey (1994a), Szőcs (1977a).

23/05/2010

mod 27.vi.2018