Phyllobrostis jedmella Chr├ętien, 1907

Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae

mine

The larva primairily feeds on the female flowers. When these are unavailable, leaves are completely mined out; the mines contain frass.

hostplants

Thymelaeaceae, monophagous

Thymelaea microphylla.

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.

phenology

Larvae in March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Spain, NW Africa (Mey, 2006a).

larva

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.

references

Hering (1957a), Mey (2006a).

28.vii.2009

mod 27.vi.2018