Parafomoria liguricella (Klimesch, 1946)
Cistus albidus, Spain; from van Nieukerken (1983b)
Ovipostion at the leaf upper- or underside; egg with an unusual shape, higher than long. The mine starts as a very narrow, much contorted corridor, forming a quite small secondary blotch in the end. (Sometimes the mine is less contorted and the corridor follows a vein.) Frass in a thick broken central line. Pupation outside the mine.
Cistus albidus, crispus.
Larvae have been observed in September – October and in March; probably they belong to the same generation (van Nieukerken, 1983b).
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Western Mediterranean Region (van Nieukerken, 1983b)
Yellowish, lying venter upwards in the mine. Meso- and metathorax with 10 pairs of setae.
Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1946b, 1953a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (1997a, 2005b, 2008a, 2009b), van Nieukerken (1983b, 1986a), van Nieukerken, Laštůvka & Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a).