Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aporophyla lueneburgensis

Aporophyla lueneburgensis (Freyer, 1848)

northern deep-brown dart

onCalluna, ? etc.


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Ericaceae, ? monophagous

Calluna vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Rosenbauer ao.


The status of Aporophyla lueneburgensis and A. lutulenta is moot. Some authors state there is but one species, lutulenta. The prevailing opinion sees a geographically vicariant species pair, lueneburgensis in NW Europe, lutulenta in SE Europa.


Lepiforum (2021), Rosenbauer, Heinecke, Boczki & Kostewitz (2015a).

Last modified 2.xi.2021