Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Episema glaucina

Episema glaucina (Esper, 1789)

on Athericum, Muscari


THe larvae feed on the few cm of the stem and leaves just beneath the ground level. The detached above-ground parts are not touched; they wither and disappear, making it very difficult to trace the larva’s activity.

host plants

Asparagaceae, oligophagous

Anthericum liliago; Muscari botryoides, racemosum.; Ornithogalum

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, ao (2012a), Dapporto (1998a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Lemm & Stadie (2000a), Lepiforum (2021), Löbel & Kaiter (1989a), Peslier (2000a).

Last modified 4.xi.2021