Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hydrellia cochleariae

Hydrellia cochleariae Haliday, 1839

Diptera, Ephydridae

Hydrellia cochleariae mine

Callitriche stagnalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Houyet, river Lesse © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Hydrellia cochleariae mine

another, younger, mine


A corridor that enters the leaf from its base. The larva migrates from one leaf to the other by way of the stem. Pupation in the mine, usually in the stem, less often in a leaf.


Plantaginaceae, Potamogetonaceae;

Callitriche stagnalis; Potamogeton.


Larvae from March on (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Gosseries, 1991d).

NE recorded (Beuk & Zatwarnicki, 2002a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to the Pyrenees and Alps, and from Ireland to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Beuk & Zatwarnicki (2002a), Gosseries (1991d), Hering (1957a), Zatwarnicki (1988a).


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