Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endothenia lapideana

Endothenia lapideana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)

on Digitalis

Digitalis lutea

Digitalis lutea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Viroinval, 7.iii.2018 © Ruben Meert: host plant in early spring

Endothenia lapideana larva on Digitalis lutea


Endothenia lapideana pupa on Digitalis lutea


Endothenia lapideana pupa on Digitalis lutea

The stump of the broken old stem has been closed with silk.


The larva bores in the stem.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Digitalis ferruginea, grandiflora, lutea & subsp. australis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

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


Olethreutes lapideana.


Disqué (1905a), Gros (2016a), Lepiforum, Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2006a), Šumpich (2011a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 31.iii.2021