Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Clanoneurum cimiciforme

Clanoneurum cimiciforme (Haliday, 1855)


Broad corridor, gradually widening into a blotch of variable depth. At the start of the mine a tough, strongly ribbed, egg shell. Frass irregularly scattered. Pupation generally within, rarely outside, the mine.


Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Atriplex; Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima; Salicornia europaea; Spergularia rubra; Suaeda.


Larvae from May-September (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Gosseries, 1991d).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Poland to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy, and from Ireland to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2007); Corsica (Burhr, 1941b).

larva, puparium

Described by de Meijere (1947a) and Hering (1962c); anterior spiraculum short, with 2 papillae.


Buhr (1941b), Gosseries (1991d), Hering (1957a, 1962c), Hollmann-Schirrmacher & Zatwarnicki (1999a), de Meijere (1947a).

Last modified 7.iii.2019