Phyllobrostis jedmella Chrétien, 1907
The larva primairily feeds on the female flowers. When these are unavailable, leaves are completely mined out; the mines contain frass.
This hostplant is a North African species, that does not occur in Europe. There the miner must live on another species, probably a Thymelaea, but also some Daphne is possible.
Larvae in March (Hering, 1957a).
distribution within Europe
Spain, NW Africa (Mey, 2006a).
Body uniformy yellow-white. Head black; pronotum with two light brown length lines that in the middle and in their ends have a darkbrown spot.
Hering (1957a), Mey (2006a).