Seq # 215020010

Leucoptera laburnella (Stainton, 1851) Species

Last modified: April 23, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

A not so rare species in Belgium.


Family: Lyonetiidae > Subfamily: Cemiostominae > Genus: Leucoptera > Species: Leucoptera laburnella
Vernacular names
Goudenregenmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E. 1861. Observations diverses. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 5: 58–61. On page 61.




Flight periods

The adults fly from mid May till the beginning of September. The main flight period is June.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Genista tinctoria
Host plant (genera):

The young larva makes a very short, sinuous leaf-mine, followed by a ca. 10 mm long serpentine mine ending in a blotch of ca. 1 cm diameter on Laburnum anagyroides. It has also been recorded on Genista and Lupinus. Pupation in a silken cocoon on the foodplant or in the nearby vegetation.

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