Leucoptera onobrychidella Klimesch, 1937

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

mine

Oviposition on top of the midrib; even in old mines the egg shell remains visible as a shining grey dot. The larva makes a more or less oval, primary, blotch with much frass in concentric arcs. Pupation outside the mine. Only mines that are situated deep inside the plant, thereby receiving much shadow, complete their development.

hostplants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Onobrychis arenaria, viciifolia.

The reference to Medicago by Maček (1999a) needs confirmation.

phenology

Larvae from June till October in several generations (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

From France to Poland and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellowish, head and pronotum brown.

references

Buszko (1981a, 1987a, 1992b), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1937a, 1958c), Maček (1999a), Mey (1994a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

12/02/2017

mod 27.vi.2018