Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Antigastra catalaunalis

Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833)

spanish dot


Full depth irregular gallery or blotch; several mines are made by a larva. Frass granular; much of it is ejected. Mines may be connected by spinning, in which frass grains are trapped. Older larvae life free among the spun upper leaves.

host plants


Anarrhinum; Antirrhinum; Duranta erecta; Kickxia elatine; Linaria vulgaris; Sesamum indicum; Solanum.

A pest in sesame cultivation.


Larvae between June and August.


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE recorded (, 2009).

LUX not recoded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Tropics and southern Europe; in northern parts of Europe a rare migrant.


Green, with black pinacula; head dark brown.


Hering (1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2009a), Kravchenko, Poltavsky, Segerer, ao (2020a), Murria Beltrán (2008a), De Prins & Veraghtert (2006a), Ylla, Macià & Huertas Dionisio (2008a).

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