Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Crombrugghia distans

Crombrugghia distans (Zeller, 1847)

breckland plume

on Crepis, etc.

Crombrugghia distans imago

Greece, Lefkas, Katouna, © Laurens van der Linde


The larvae live freely on the plants; the spring generation feeding on the young leaves, the summer generation mainly feeding on the flowers.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Andryala pinnatifida; Cichorium intybus; Crepis albida, capillaris, conyzifolia, mollis subsp. succisifolia, tectorum; Hieracium amplexicaule; Lactuca sativa; Picris hieracioides; Pilosella officinarum; Sonchus arvensis, asper.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum. See also Nel (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni.


Oxyptilus distans; O. buvati Bigot & Picard, 1988; O. gibeauxi Bigot, Nel & Picard, 1990; O. jaeckhi Bigot & Picard, 1991; O. pravieli Bigot, Nel & Picard, 1989; O. propedistans Bigot & Picard, 1988; O. adamczewskii Bigot & Picard, 1988.


Albu (2009a), Bentley (2008a), Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Fazekas (1993a, 2009c), Fournier (2007a), Gielis (1996a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Huisman & Koster (1995a), Klinesch (1993a), Lepiforum (2020), Nel (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1991a), Tuinstra (2021a b), Vávra (2016a).

Last modified 9.viii.2023