Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Panemeria tenebrata

Panemeria tenebrata (Scopoli, 1763)

small yellow underwing

on mouse-ear, etc.

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, oligophagous

Cerastium arvense, fontanum & subsp. vulgare, semidecandrum; Stellaria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Panemeria jocosa Zeller, 1847.


Corley, Rosete, Marabuto, ao (2014a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Lepiforum (2021), Ortner & Thöny (1999a), Porter (1997a), Waring & Townsend (2015a).

Last modified 4.ix.2021