Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Platyptilia farfarellus

Platyptilia farfarellus Zeller, 1867

on Jacobaea, Senecio


The spring larvae excavate the taproot, pupate there also. The larvae of the summer generation boren in the flower heads and pupate in the peduncle. However, pictures of Schmid essentially demonstrate a life as stem borer.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Jacobaea aquatica; Senecio inaequidens, leucanthemifolius subsp. vernalis, viscosus, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Nel, Schmid.


Platyptilia farfarella.


Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Burmann (1986a), Fournier (2007a), Gielis (1996a), Laštůvka, Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Nel (1996a), Schmid (2019a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1991a).

Last modified 10.v.2023