Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agdistis bennetii

Agdistis bennetii (Curtis, 1833)

saltmarsh plume

on Limonium


The larvae live free at the undersides of the leaves in the heart of the plant, perfectly camouflaged by their colour. There also the pupation.

host plants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Limonium bellidifolium, confusum, dodartii, gerardianum, oleifolium, ramosissimum, vulgare.


Univoltine; hibernation as partly developed larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Arenberger (1977a), Gielis (1996a), Gielis, Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Jansen & Asselbergs (1993a), Nel (1991e, 1996a), Requena (1999a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Steeman & Sierens (2019a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 20.ii.2023