Leucoptera laburnella (Stainton, 1851)

laburnum leaf-miner

Leucoptera laburnella mine

Genista tinctoria, Amstelveen, JP Thijssepark

young mine


Leucoptera laburnella mine

Laburnum anagyroides, Amsterdam


Laburnum anagyroides, IJzevoorde, coll. JHH Zwier; young mine

mine

The very first part of the mine is a densely contorted corridor of about 2 mm long, that quickly turns brown. It is followed by a more or less straight corridor of c. 10 mm, entirely filled with greyish green frass. This suddenly widens into a round blotch that during its expansion overruns the earlier corridor and in the end may occupy half of a Laburnum leaflet. The frass, greenish at first, black later, is deposited in the bloth in ropughly concentric arcs, glued to the upper epidermis. Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.

hostplants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus; Cytisus supinus; Genista tinctoria; Laburnocytisus adamii; Laburnum alpinum, anagyroides; Lupinus polyphyllus; Petteria ramentacea.

Mey (1994a) also mentions “Laburnum coggyria”; is is unclear what is meant thereby.

phenology

Larvae in June – July and in September (Emmet, 1985a; Wörz, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a; Microlepidoptera.nl, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, but missing in European Russia and in the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

pupa

Described by Patočka (1997a, 2000a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a); rear half of abd. 8 scabrous (difference with L. genistae).

synonyms

Cemiostoma laburnella; Leucoptera wailesella (Stainton, 1858).

references

Askew (1968a), Baldizzone (2004a, 2008a), Beiger (1955a, 1960a, 1970a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Borkowski (2003a), Buhr (1935b, 1964a), Buszko (1981a, 1992b), Davis (1987a), Emmet (1985), van Frankenhuyzen (1973a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1933b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (2012a), Klimesch (1942a, 1950c, 1957a, 1958c), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kvičala (1938a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Mey (1994a), Michalska (1972a), van Nieukerken (2006a), Nowakowski (1954a), Patočka (1997a, 2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Seidel (1926a), Seven (2006a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a, 1978a, 1981a), Wörz (1957a), Zoerner (1969a).

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