Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endothenia gentianaeana

Endothenia gentianaeana (Hübner, 1799)

teasel marble

on Dipsacus


One solitary larva lives in the central axis of the flower head or in the peduncle just below, feeding on the pith. Here also the hibernation and pupation.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Dipsacus fullonum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni, Swatschek.


Olethreutes gentianaeana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Hellers (2002a, 2016b), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a, 2004a), Ivinskis, Rimšaitė & Pūtys (2020a), Koster & van Nieukerken (1998a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 10.iv.2023