Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tebenna bjerkandrella

Tebenna bjerkandrella (Thunberg, 1784)

uncertain metal-mark

on Carlina, Inula


Larva in a web in top of a more or less contracted leaf.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carlina acaulis; Inula hirta, salicina.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.


Choreutis bjerkandrella.


Tebenna pretiosana (Dupunchel, 1843) is understood here as a synonym of bjerkandrella, but the synonymy is moot.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera Bayern (2017a), Fazekas (2010c), Graf, Kaiser, Leutsch ao (2013a), Heckford (1990a), Hering (1957a), Kvicala (1938a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavrel (1945a), Sonderegger (2011a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 21.ii.2022