Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trifurcula victoris

Trifurcula victoris van Nieukerken, 1990

on Anthyllis, Dorycnium


The larvae make a long, relatively straight gallery mines in the green bark of the stem, usually changing direction of feeding several times. Larvae feed with their venter towards the epidermis. Because of the indumentum of the stem the mine is difficult to find. Pupation external in a cocoon.


Fabaceae, monophagous

Anthyllis cytisoides; Dorycnium pentaphyllum.


Larvae observed in January.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2011a), van Nieukerken (1990a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2004a).

Last modified 27.xi.2018