Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenoptilia gibeauxi

Stenoptilia gibeauxi Nel, 1989

on Saxifraga

Stenoptilia gibeauxi: larva

larva (from Nel, 1989a).


The first two larval instars live as borers/miners in buds and young leaves. After that they live free on the leaves of the leaf rosette.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cervicornis.

distribution within Europe


larva, pupa

See Nel (1996a).


Gielis and (PESI, 2019) consider this species conspecific with Stenoptilia pelidnodactyla.


Bigot, Nel & Picard (2009a), Gielis (1996a), Nel (1989a, 1991e, 1996a).

Last modified 3.i.2020