Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Apteropeda globosa

Apteropeda globosa (Illiger, 1794)


Rather long corridor winding through the leaf, regularly crossing itself. The corridor later widenes considerably. Frass normally in a narrow central line, but may also lie along the side, or be absent. The larva regularly leaves a mine and restarts elsewhere. Pupation outside the mine.

As far as known neither mine nor larva can be discriminated from that of related species (Hering, 1957a). A. globosa is much less polyphagous than orbiculata. See Doguet (1994a), Warchalowski (2003a), and Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a) for the differences in the adults of A. orbiculata, globosa, and splendida.


Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Ajuga reptans; Clinopodium vulgare; Lamium galeodolon; Plantago major, Prunella; Stachys; Teucrium; Veronica chamaedrys, longifolia.


Larvae in May-July (Hering, 1957a); probably univoltine (Cox, 2007a; Robbins, 1991a).


BE Fauna Europaea (2007).

NE Beenen & Winkelman (1993a).

LUX Fauna Europaea (2007).

distribution within Europe

Central and SW Europe, incl. the UK and Ireland (Cox, 2007a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).


undescribed (Cox, 2007a).


Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Beiger (1960a), Buhr (1964a), Cox (2007a), Doguet (1994a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Seidel (1926a), Warchalowski (2003a).

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