Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Apteropeda splendida

Apteropeda splendida Allard, 1860

on Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae


A corridor, initially narrow, widening quickly. First part of the mine full depth, later alternating upper- and lower-surface. Pupation outside the mine. No differential characters known in mines or larvae with other species. See Doguet (1994a), Warchalowski (2003a), and Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a) for the differences in the adults of A. orbiculata, globosa, and splendida.

host plants

Lamiaceae, Plantaginaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Ajuga chamaepitys, reptans; Cymbalaria muralis; Plantago major, media; Veronica.

In East-Germany common on Plantago (Hering, 1963a).


Larvae in May-July (Hering, 1957a).


BE Fauna Europaea (2007).

NE Not mentioned in the checklist by (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a), but stated to occur in the Netherlands and Belgium by Warchalowski (2003a) and, possibly on his authority, the Fauna Europaea.

LUX Fauna Europaea (2007).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to Spain and Italy and from France to the Ukraine. Also, though quite rarely in Ireland and the UK (Cox, 2007a; Mendel, 1994a).


Steinhausen (1994a).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Cox (2007a), Doguet (1994a), Hering (1928a, 1930a, 1957a, 1963a), Mendel (1994a), Hubble (2014a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), S√łnderup (1949a), Steinhausen (1994a, 2002a), Warchalowski (2003a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020