Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endothenia marginana

Endothenia marginana (Haworth, 1811)

bordered marble



The lave live freely on the inflorescence, feeding on the developing fruits.

host plants

Galeopsis; Gentiana pneumonanthe; Pedicularis palustris, sylvatica; Plantago lanceolata; Rhinanthus minor;.

As is demonstrated by pictures of Rudolf Bryner in Lepiforum (2019), the larva also lives, like the one of E. gentianaena, also as a borer in the centre of the flower head of Dipsacus fullonum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Heckford (2010a), Koster & van Nieukerken (1998a), Laasonen & Laasonen (1995a).

Last modified 24.x.2019