Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ochromolopis ictella

Ochromolopis ictella (Hübner, 1813)


Short, full depth, irregularly linear mine. The larva may make several mines. The older larva lives free on the plant under some spinning.

host plants

Santalaceae, monophagous

Thesium linophyllon subsp. montanum, pyrenaicum.


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

distribution within Europe

From Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Greece, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Greenish; head pale brown, prothoracic and anal shield dark green (Hering, 1962a).synonyms

Epermenia ictella.


Baldizzone (2004a), Biesenbaum (1994a), Budashkin & Gaedike (2005a), Gaedike (1966a, 1968a, 1972a), Gaedike & Baldizzone (2008a), Hering (1962a), Thomann (1956a).

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