Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Millieria dolosalis

Millieria dolosalis (Heydenreich, 1851)

on dutchman’s pipe

Aristolochia pistolachia

Aristolochia pistolachia, host plant, with withered flowers, France, dép. Aveyron, Nant, 6.vii.2019 © Ruben Meert

Millieria dolosalis: occupied mine on Aristolochia pistolachia

young mine with larva

Millieria dolosalis: mine on Aristolochia pistolachia

fully developed mine

Millieria dolosalis: larva


Millieria dolosalis: cocoon

mine with cocoon

Millieria dolosalis: cocoon


Millieria dolosalis: pupa



Large full depth blotch at the leaf margin. No initial corridor. Frass in grains, scattered through the mine. Larva solitary. Pupation in a discoidal cocoon within the mine. Prior to emergence the pupa works itself out of the mine (obs. Ruben Meert)

host plants

Aristolochiaceae, monophagous

Aristolochia clematitis, macrophylla, pistolochia.


Larvae in July and September (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europa, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Corsica, Italy, and Greece, and from France to Central and South Russia (Fauna Europa, 2009).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Patočka.


Millieria dolosana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854).


Chrétien (1926a), Csóka (2003a), Dobreanu (1937a), Drăghia (1971a), Fusu (2017a), Hering (1957a), Kuznetsov (1990b), Lepiforum (2022), Lhomme (1934b), Parenti & Varalda (2000a), Patočka (1999c), Skala (1951a,b), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sonderegger (2011a), Stolnicu (2007a, 2008a), Šumpich (2011a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Ureche (2010a), Utech (1962a).

Last modified 24.ii.2023