Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Prochoreutis myllerana

Prochoreutis myllerana (Fabricius. 1794)

small metal-mark

Prochoreutis myllerana

Scutellaria galericulata, Belgium, LG, Liège, Canal de l’Ourthe; © Jean-Yves Baugnée; mined leaf

Prochoreutis myllerana

top leaves, spun together and eaten out.


Full depth, untidy, blotch, mainly in the lower leaves. Older larvae live free among spun leaves. In many cases probably mining is not the case, rather a complex of window feeding.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Scutellaria galericulata, minor.

Records from Lamium album, purpureum need further confirmation.


Full grown [i.e., free-living] larvae in June, and July – August(Pelham-Clinton, 1985b). Hibernation probably as adult (Huisman & Koster, 1999a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded(Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Probably all Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



The mines cannot be distinguished from those of Prochoreutis sehedestediana, but seemingly the larvae can.


Biesenbaum (2001e), Buhr (1937a), Gielis Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Hering (1957a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Pelham-Clinton (1985b), De Prins (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Sonderegger (2011a), Sønderup (1949a).

Last modified 5.iv.2021