Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pselnophorus heterodactyla

Pselnophorus heterodactyla (Müller, 1764)

short-winged plume

on Lactuca, Lapsana, Prenanthes


Larvae free at the undersides of the lower leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

lactuca muralis; Lapsana communis; Prenanthes purpurea.


Univoltine; hibernation as half-grown larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.


Alucita heterodactyla; Pselnophorus heterodactylus, P. brachydactylus (Treitschke, 1832).


Aarvik, Bakke, Berg ao (1997a), Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera Bayern (2017a), Albu (2009a), Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Fazekas (1993a), Gielis (1996a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (2003a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1991a).

Last modified 21.ii.2022