Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Synanthedon soffneri

Synanthedon soffneri Špatenka, 1983

on Lonicera


The larva tunnels in 1-3 cm thick branches, preferably those that have been infected by a fungal disease and are moribund and desiccating. Pupation not in a cocoon.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Lonicera caerulea, nigra, ? periclymenum, tatarica, xylosteum.


The larva lives three years.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.


Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bąkowski, Celadyn, Hołowiński & Zajda (2011a), Ebert (ed., 1997a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2005a), Pühringer & Kallies (2004a), Pühringer & Scheuchenpflug (1995a), Sage (2005a).

Last modified 30.xii.2018