Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fenella monilicornis

Fenella monilicornis (Dahlbom, 1835)

Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae


So far known the mine cannot de distinguished from that of F. minuta, living on the same hostplant. The imago differs from that of F. minuta in having 14-16 antennal segments, rather than 12-14 (Hering, 1957a).


Geraniaceae, monophagous

Geranium sylvaticum.

F. minuta has been found in Finland, where G. sylvaticum is unknown; probably therefore some other Geranium-species are suitable as well (Viramo, 1969a).


not known in the Benelux, not to be expected either.

distribution within Europe

From the UK to Poland and from Norway to Italy; boreo-alpine species (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Hering, 1957a; Roller, BeneŇ°, Blank ao, 2006a).


Blank ao (1998a), Hering (1957a), Liston (1995b), van Ooststroom (1976a), Roller, BeneŇ°, Blank ao (2006a), Taeger, Blank & Liston (2006a), Taeger ao (1998a), Viramo (1969a).


Last modified 18.vii.2017