Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenoptilia lutescens

Stenoptilia lutescens (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

on Gentiana


The biology of the larvae is unknown; possibly the larvae develop in the flowers.

host plants

Gentianaceae, narrowly monophagous

Gentiana lutea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Nel; pictures on Lepiforum.


The status of Stenoptilia arvernica (Peyerimhoff, 1875) is not clear; it might be a (junior) synonym of lutescens. The species would live on G. burseri, lutea and G. lutescens.


Bigot, Nel & Picard (2009a), Bigot & Picard (2004a), Gielis (1996a), Nel (1996a).

Last modified 25.xi.2020