Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pterophorus pentadactyla

Pterophorus pentadactyla (Linnaeus,1758)

white plume

on Calystegia, Convolvulus


Larvae free-living, initially under the leaves, later preferably on flowers and fruits.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Calystegia sepium; Convolvulus arvensis, cantabrica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Nel, Patočka & Turčáni.


Alucita pentadactyla; Pterophorus pentadactylus.


Albu (2009a), Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Fazekas (1993a, 2009a), Gielis (i986a), Kasy (1987a), Lepiforum (2020), Nel (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1991a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 22.vii.2021