Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epiblema foenella

Epiblema foenella (Linnaeus, 1758)

white-foot bell

on Artemisia


the larvae tunnel in the belowground parts of the plant, from there penetrating the main stem and lower branches. The larva, white with a brown head, hibernates in its tunnel and pupates there in spring. Sometimes its activities induce a general swelling of the root crown.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia vulgaris.

According to Lepiforum also Cota tinctoria.


Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Epiblema scopoliana (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Anotsbehere (1997a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Schleich (1868a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szőcs (1977a), Thomann (1956a), Tomasi (2014a), Wimmer (1991a).

Last modified 17.ii.2020