Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Platyptilia nemoralis

Platyptilia nemoralis Zeller, 1841

on Jacobaea, Senecio


larva, a caterpillar, in a ± 3 cm long fusiform swelling of the stem, usually the upper part. Frass is ejected through an opening in the gall. Pupation in the gall.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Jacobaea aquatica; Senecio nemorensis, ovatus & subsp. stabianus, sarracenicus, sylvaticus.


Buhr (1965a), Fazekas (1993a), Gielis (1996a), Houard (1909a), Nel (1996a), Roskam (2009a), Sutter (1991a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 4.ix.2019