Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Buszkoiana capnodactylus

Buszkoiana capnodactylus (Zeller, 1841)

on Petasites


The larva bores in the lower part of the stem; here also the pupation. Frass is ejected through aan opening, is often trapped in spinning. Pupation in the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites hybridus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Platyptilia capnodactyla, capnodactylus.


Albu (2006a, 2009a), Gielis (1996a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Sutter (1991a), Wimmer (1997a, 2007a).

Last modified 29.ii.2020