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.


Calle (1982a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2016a), Corley, Rosete, Marabuto, ao (2014a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Gros (2016b), Lepiforum (2021), Ortner & Thöny (1999a), Porter (1997a), Waring & Townsend (2015a).

Last modified 5.iv.2024