Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Prochoreutis sehestediana

Prochoreutis sehestediana (Fabricius, 1775)

silver-dot metal-mark


Sometimes a full depth, untidy, blotch, mainly in the lower leaves; probably more often window feeding between spun leaves. Older larvae live free among spun leaves.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Scutellaria galericulata.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Large parts of Europe, but not in the southeast (Italy, Balkan Peninsula) (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Patočka.


Pale yellow green; pinacula black. Head with a brown W-mark on the rear margin. Prothoracic shield with c. 5+5 brown spots; anal shield not differentiated.


Biesenbaum (2001e), Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Lepiforum (2022), Pelham-Clinton (1985b), Patočka (1999c), Robbins (1991a), Sonderegger (2011a), Stark (2020a), Triberti, Longo Turri, Adami & Zanetti (2017a).

Last modified 12.ii.2023