Trifurcula ridiculosa (Walsingham, 1908)
Lotus pedunculatus, Madeira; from van Nieukerken (2007b)
Lotus arabicus, La Gomera; from Klimesch (1977a)
Lotus sessilifolius, Teneriffa; from Klimesch (1977a)
Oviposition at either side of the leaf. The mine starts as a long and very narrow corridor, following the leaf margin, suddenly widening into an elongated blotch. Small leaflets are almost entirely mined out. Pupation external, exit slit in the lower epidermis.
Lotus campylocladus, glaucus, glinoides, pedunculatus, sessilifolius.
Several generations per year.
distribution within Europe
Canary Islands, Madeira.
Bright yellow, lies venter-upwards in the mine (van Nieukerken, 2007b).
There is a remarkable difference between the mines from the Canarias and Madeira: the early gallery in Madeiran mines is usually very much contorted, while the Canarian mines show a rather straight course (van Nieukerken, 2007b).
Aguiar & Karsholt (2006a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1975a, 1977a), van Nieukerken (1986a, 2007b), Skala (1939a).