35.010 Aproaerema anthyllidella (Hübner, 1813)
Plant: Anthyllis spp.
(Kidney Vetch) and less frequently Medicago
spp. (Restharrow), Onobrychis (Sanfoin),
Trifolium spp (Clover)
Mine: March-May;July-August (on rare occasions December-February)
Notes: Initially mines leaves making whitish blotches with the frass packed at one end of the mine. It then spins the leaves together to form a pod. The second generation on Anthyllis feeds on the flowers and seeds whereas it feeds in spun leaves on Restharrow. A second generation has not been recorded on sainfoin or Clover. Locally common throughout the British Isles. The mining phase is shown on Medicago cf lupulina, with the larva in the mine.
Bradley No: 843
National Status: Local
Gelechiidae Recording Scheme: https://www.gelechiid.co.uk/species/aproaerema-anthyllidella
Data: 09.iv.2011, Chimay, Belgium
Image:© Steve Wullaert