Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cleopus pulchellus

Cleopus pulchellus (Herbst, 1795)

on Scrophularia, Verbascum


Oviposition in a cavity in a leaf. The larvae live freely at the undersides of the leaves, earing holes. Pupation in cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, oligophagous

Scrophularia canina, nodosa; Verbascum thapsus.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Delbol (2013a), Räther (1989a), Stüben (2017a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 23.ix.2020