Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eriopeltis lichtensteini

Eriopeltis lichtensteini (Signoret, 1877)

on grasses


Female scales ± 3 mm long, light brown, broad-oval, somewhat convex, often in rows at the upper side of a grass leaf. Generally with a bright white, smooth, to over a cm long ovisac.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Ammophila arenaria; Calamagrostis epigeios.

Also reported from Luzula pilosa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Jansen (1999b, 2009a), ScaleNet.

Last modified 12.xii.2018