Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dibolia schillingii

Dibolia schillingii Letzner, 1846

on Salvia


Large, brown, opaque blotches in the lower leaves, mostly radiating from the leaf tip. Frass, concentrated in the centre of the mine, visible from below as black patches. Pupation outside the mine (Doguet, 1994a; Hering, 1957a). Mines cannot be distinguished from those of D. femoralis on the same host plant, but the adults of schillingi have the thoracic shield much more coarsely punctated.


Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia nemorosa, pratensis.


Larvae in July and August (Hering, 1957a). Adults from March-August (Doguet, 1994a).


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE recorded, according to the Fauna Europaea (2007), but this is not confirmed by Beenen & Winkelman (1993a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

France – Germany – Poland and further to the east and south of Europe (Doguet, 1994a).


Steinhausen (1994a).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Amsel & Hering (1931a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Buhr (1933a), Doguet (1994a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Maček (1999a), Mohr (1981a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Starý (1930a), Steinhausen (1990a, 1994a, 2002a), Vig (1999a).

Last modified 23.xi.2020