Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Merulempista cingillella

Merulempista cingillella (Zeller, 1846)

on Myricaria, Tamarix

Merulempista cingillella: feeding traces on Myricaria germanica

Myricaria germanica: inflorescences covered by spinning (from Huemer & Erlebach).


Larvae in an extensive web in the inflorescence.

host plants

Tamaricaceae, monophagous

Myricaria germanica; Tamarix gallica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Huemer & Erlebach.


Salebria cingilella, cingillella.


Huemer & Erlebach (1996b), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Lepiforum (2020), Sch├╝tze (1931a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 15.ii.2020