Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anania coronata

Anania coronata (Hufnagel, 1767)

elder pearl, spotted magpie

on Sambucus


Larvae under a web at the underside of a leaf.

host plants

Adoxaceae, monophagous

Sambucus ebulus, nigra, racemosa.

In the literature repeatedly other host plants are mentioned, like Calystegia sepium, Fraxinus, Ligustrum, Syringa; for the moment to be considered unproven.


Hibernation as mature larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni


Phlyctaenia coronata; Pyrausta sambucalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775).


Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Schultz (0000a).

Last modified 6.i.2020