Phyllonorycter triflorella

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Phyllonorycter triflorella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. triflorella
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter triflorella
(Peyerimhoff, 1872)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lithocolletis triflorella Peyerimhoff, 1872

Phyllonorycter triflorella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from France, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Croatia.

The larvae feed on Argyrolobium zanonii, Calicotome villosa, Cytisus villosus and Genista sericea. They mine the leaves of their host plant. They create an upper-surface tentiform mine that contracts so strongly that the margins of the leaflet close over the mine. Pupation takes place within the mine.[2]

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