Trifurcula peloponnesica van Nieukerken, 2007

Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae

Trifurcula peloponnesica mines

Anthyllis hermanniae, Greece, nom. MessinĂ­a; from van Nieukerken (2007b)

mine

A narrow relatively straight corridor that suddenly widens into an elongate blotch. Frass in a thin, interrupted line at first, almost filling the corridor later. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in lower epidermis.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Anthyllis hermanniae.

phenology

Larvae found in February, a few also in June.

distribution within Europe

Greece (Peloponnisos).

larva

Yellow, feeding belly-up.

references

van Nieukerken (2007b).

21.vi.2009

mod 28.vi.2017