Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aporophyla lutulenta

Aporophyla lutulenta (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

deep-brown dart

on herbs

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Achillea; Anthericum; Capsella; Crataegus; Cytisus; Galium verum; Genista; Holosteum; Lithospermum; Myosotis; Oxalis; Plantago; Poa; Potentilla; Prunus; Rumex; Senecio; Stellaria.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

synonyms

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. The host plant spectre of the two is not clear.

references

Barbut (2007a), Dapporto (1998a), Ebert (ed., 1997b), Lepiforum (2021), Orhant (2012a), Peslier (2000a) .

Last modified 18.viii.2021