Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cryptaciura rotundiventris

Cryptaciura rotundiventris (Fallén, 1814)


A large blotch, yellow or brown, preceded by a short, in the end mostly unrecognisable corridor. Generally several larvae in the mine. Especially in fresh mines the green primary and feeding lines area well marked. Pupation outside the mine. Mines or puparia cannot be distinguished from those of the very common Euleia heraclei (Hering, 1957a).

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Aegopodium podagraria; Angelica sylvestris; Heracleum sphondylium.

Rarely also Laserpitium; Pimpinella (Hering, 1957a).


Larvae in June and October-November (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded Baugnée ,2009a).

NE recorded (de Meijere, 1939a); rare: Kabos & van Aartsen (1984a) mention but 4 localities.

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Pyrenees, Italy and Hungary, and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Rear spiracula with 3 papillae; mandibles with 2 large teeth.




Euleia rotundiventris.


van Aartsen & Smit (2002a), Baugnée (2006a, 2009a), Beiger (1979a), Hering (1957a), Kabos & van Aartsen (1984a), Leclercq & De Bruyn (1991a), Lutovinovas (2014a), de Meijere (1939), Merz & Kofler (2008a), Michalska (1970a), Robbins (1991a), Smit (2010a), Smit & Belgers (2011a), White (1988a).

Last modified 17.x.2020