Trifurcula victoris

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Trifurcula victoris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Trifurcula
Species: T. victoris
Binomial name
Trifurcula victoris
van Nieukerken, 1990

Trifurcula victoris is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is only known from the extremely dry region in the southeast part of the Province of Almería in Spain.

The wingspan is 6.5-7.2 mm for males and 6.5–7 mm for females. Adult males have a uniformly coloured yellow patch and relatively pale forewings.

The larvae feed on Anthyllis cytisoides. The larva makes a hardly visible gallery in the bark of the host plant. The larva are not visible in the mine. Mines were collected on stems, heavily infested by gall-forming coccids. The larvae were found in January and adults emerged from February to May.

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