Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aneugmenus coronatus

Aneugmenus coronatus (Klug, 1818)

Aneugmenus coronatus: occupied frond of Pteridium aquilinum

Pteridium aquilinum, België, prov. Namen, Couvin, Ry de Pernelle © Stéphane Claerebout

Aneugmenus coronatus: mine on Pteridium aquilinum

underside of a mined pinnula

Aneugmenus coronatus: larvae in opened mine

the mine contained two larvae


Young larvae live gregariously in a small hypophyllous blotch mine; later they live free on the leaf.

host plants

Dennstaedtiaceae, Dryopteridaceae, Woodsiaceae: narrowly polyphagous

Athyrium filix-femina; Dryopteris filix-mas; Polystichum setiferum; Pteridium aquilinum.


An occupied mine was found July, 20th.


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2013).

NE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2013).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2013).

distribution within Europe

All of Europe.


Selandria coronata; ? Selandria analis: Houard, 1908.


Aguiar, Cravo & Gonçalves (2017a), Benson (1961a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Haris (2012a, 2018a), Hoop (1983a), Houard (1908a), Mol (2021a), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Schwarz (2005a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 5.iv.2021