Trifurcula anthyllidella Klimesch, 1975

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Trifurcula anthyllidella mine

Anthyllis cytisoides, Spain, prov. Cádiz; from van Nieukerken (2007b)

Trifurcula anthyllidella mine

Anthyllis cytisoides, Spain, prov. Málaga; from van Nieukerken (2007b)

Trifurcula anthyllidella mine

Anthyllis cytisoides; from Klimesch (1975a).

mine

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.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Anthyllis cytisoides, terniflora.

phenology

Larvae may be found almost the whole year, but most numerous in April – June.

BENELUX

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

distribution within Europe

Spain, Balearic Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva

Yellow with pale brown head capsule; larva lies venter upwards in the mine.

references

Klimesch (1975a), A & Z Laštůvka (2011a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2007b), van Nieukerken, Laštuvka & Laštuvka (2004a).

24/10/2014

mod 28.vi.2017