Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taeniapion rufescens

Taeniapion rufescens (Gyllenhal, 1833)

on Urtica


Larvae and pupae in the stems; the text of Friedman & Freidberg (“stem walls and nods”) suggests that galling might be involved.

host plants

Urticaceae, monophagous

Urtica pilulifera, urens.

Ehret indicates as host plants Parietaria diffusa, officinalis, but Friedman & Freidberg argue that this must be incorrect.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ehret (1990a, 1992a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a).

Last modified 24.x.2020