Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phycita roborella

Phycita roborella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

dotted oak knot-horn

on Quercus


Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus pyrenaica, robur, rotundifolia, suber.

Often reported from other plants. Maybe this refers to larvae that have been strayed from their original host plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

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


Phycita spissicella (Fabricius, 1776).


Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Huertas Dionisio (2017a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Paulavičiūtė (2020a), Uffeln (1930a).

Last modified 11.ii.2021