Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anania fuscalis

Anania fuscalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1776)

cinerous pearl

on Melampyrum, Pedicularis, Rhinanthus


Larvae in the inflorescence.

host plants

Orobanchaceae, oligophagous

Melampyrum pratense; Pedicularis; Rhinanthus minor

References to Lathyrus; Solidago virgaurea; Urtica dioica are exceptional or erroneous.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pop

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


Opsibotys, Pyrausta, fuscalis.


Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Patočka (2001c), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a).

Last modified 20.i.2020