Leucoptera lathyrifoliella (Stainton, 1866)

southern bent-wing

Leucoptera lathyrifoliella mine

Lathyrus sylvestris; from Hering (1933b)

mine

Flat, upper-surface, oval blotch without a preceding gallery, with clear amounts of greenish frass. Sometimes more than one mine in a leaflet, that can merge. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lathyrus latifolius, linifolius, pannonicus, pratensis, sylvestris, tuberosus.

phenology

Larve from June to late August (Emmet, 1985a).

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Finland to the Alps, and from Britain to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Widest in the metathorax; segment limits deeply constricted. Head shining pale yellow (darker in earlier instars), mouth parts light brown. Prothoracic plate divided, obscure, with a pair of darkened spots anteriorly. Thoracic feet small, shining pale yellow like the (Emmet, 1985a).

references

Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buszko (1981a), Emmet (1985a), Hering (1933b, 1957a), Kaila & Wikström (2004a), Mey (1994a), Šulcs (1996a), Stammer (2016a), Szőcs (1977a), Wörz (1957a).

31/03/2017

mod 15.ii.2018