Trifurcula anthyllidella Klimesch, 1975
Anthyllis cytisoides, Spain, prov. Cádiz; from van Nieukerken (2007b)
Anthyllis cytisoides, Spain, prov. Málaga; from van Nieukerken (2007b)
Anthyllis cytisoides; from Klimesch (1975a).
Oviposition at the leaf upper side, on the disc or on the midrib. From there runs a narrow, upper-surface corridor with a black, often interrupted, frass line. After a moult this turns into a blotch the may cross the midrib and that, at least finally, is full depth. Frass in big black lumps in the basal section of the mine. Small leaves are entirely mined out, and become unrecognisable. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in the lower or upper epidermis.
Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous
Anthyllis cytisoides, terniflora.
Larvae may be found almost the whole year, but most numerous in April – June.
Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
distribution within Europe
Spain, Balearic Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).
Yellow with pale brown head capsule; larva lies venter upwards in the mine.
Klimesch (1975a), A & Z Laštůvka (2011a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2007b), van Nieukerken, Laštuvka & Laštuvka (2004a).