Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acrobasis porphyrella

Acrobasis porphyrella Acrobasis porphyrella

on Erica


The larva makes out of much silk and frass a dark brown retreat in the branches; when the leaves around have withered he moves and makes a new retreat elsewhere, resulting in many vacated cells for one occupied.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Erica arborea, australis, soparia, umbellata.


The larva hibernates, then pupates, in the latest retreat.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

See Huertas Dionisio (2009b).


Fabiano (2017a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a, 2009b).

Last modified 6.i.2020