Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eupithecia laquaearia

Eupithecia laquaearia Herrich-Schäffer, 1848

on Euphrasia, etc.


Larvae bore in the flower buds.

host plants

Orobanchaceae, monophagous oligophagous polyphagous

Euphrasia strica; Melampyrum sylvaticum; Misopates orontium; Odontites luteus, vulgaris; Pedicularis palustris; Rhinanthus minor.

Possibly not all relations apply to field observations; this certainly applies to the ornamentals Erinus alpinus; Mimulus guttatus (Plantaginaceae, Phrymaceae).
The reference to Hypericum perforatumby Fazekas must be a mistake.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Ebert (ed., 2003a), Fazekas (2019a), King & González-Estébanez (2015a), Weigt (1988a).

Last modified 8.xii.2021