Seq # 115200030

Trifurcula immundella (Zeller, 1839) Species

Last modified: Feb. 18, 2020, 7:44 a.m.


A species with few records in the past, but since the recent quest for leafmining species it seems to be fairly common.


Details

Classification
Family: Nepticulidae > Genus: Trifurcula > Species: Trifurcula immundella
Vernacular names
Gewone drievorkmot (NL)
First mention in Belgium
Fologne E., Mors L. & Weyers J. 1861. Rapport sur les excursions entomologiques faites dans la Campine anversoise. — Annales de la Société entomologique belge 5: 47–51. On page 25. view page
Status

Native


Distribution


Caterpillar


Mine


Flight periods

The adults fly in one or perhaps two generations a year. Moths have been seen from June towards early September.


Observed on

Host plant (genera):
Sarothamnus

The yellowish larva makes a long brown gallery beneath the bark on a young twig of Cytisus scoparius, generally close to the tip. Pupation in a dark ochreous brown cocoon.

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