Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epiblema turbidana

Epiblema turbidana (Treitschke, 1835)

butterbur bell

on Petasites


The larvae bore in the root crown and in the roots. There also the hibernation; the pupation follows in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites albus, hybridus, ? pyrenaicus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body brownish yellow; head reddish brown; prothoracic and anal plates yellowish (Swatschek).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Huisman, Koster, Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2003a), Mitterberger (1932a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Žemlička (2011a).

Last modified 12.i.2020