Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trifurcula josefklimeschi

Trifurcula josefklimeschi van Nieukerken, 1990

on Dorycnium

Trifurcula josefklimeschi mine (1)

Dorycnium hirsutum, Spain; from van Nieukerken (1990a)

Trifurcula josefklimeschi mine (2)

continuation of the mine as a stem mine (less strongly magnified)


From an egg, deposited at the underside of the leaf, runs a narrow corridor towards the petiole. Fram there the larva descends as a stem miner. By the time the larva is full grown, the mined leaflet mostly has been shed already.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Dorycnium hirsutum, pentaphyllum.


Probably bivoltine.

distribution within Europe

South of the line France – Czechia – Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2008a, 2011a, 2014a), Navickaitė, Diškus & Stonis (2014), van Nieukerken (1990a) van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a), Stonis, Navickaitė, Rocienė ao (2013a).

Last modified 28.ii.2018