Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Panemeria tenebrata

Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763)

small yellow underwing

on mouse-ear

Panemeria tenebrata: on Cerastium semidecandrum

Cerastium semidecandrum, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Olen, Olen’s Broek, © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Panemeria tenebrata o Cerastium semidecandrum

detail: the infected fruit is darkened because it is partly filled with frass

Panemeria tenebrata: young larva

young larva that emerged after the fruit had been opened by hand

Panemeria tenebrata: young larva

this larva crawled on a fruit that had opened spontaneously (det. Tymo Muus)


Young larve within a outwardly fully undamaged fruit; the fruit is party filled with frass, making it conspicuous because of its darker colour.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Cerastium fontanum, semidecandrum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Porter (1997a), Waring & Townsend (2015a).

Last modified 14.v.2020