Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Atralata albofascialis

Atralata albofascialis (Treitschke, 1829)

Atralata albofascialis mines

Inula conyzae, Belgium, prov. Namur, Saint-Servais, carrières d’Asty-Moulin © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Atralata albofascialis mines

same mines, lighted from behind


Large brown blotch in the lower leaves. Frass dispersed in the mine. Not infrequently several larvae in a mine, that then occupies a large part of the leaf. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Erigeron atticus; Inula conyzae, oculus-christi.


Larvae from May till August in two generations (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Langohr & Schreurs, 1987a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost entire Europe, with exception of the British Isles and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



See Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera in Bayern (2013a), Habeler & Gomboc (2005a), Hering (1957a), Kasy (1987a), Langohr & Schreurs (1987a), Mazel (2006b), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Steeman & Sierens (2020a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 5.viii.2021