Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gypsonoma minutana

Gypsonoma minutana (Hübner, 1799)

brindled shoot

Gypsonoma minutana mines

Populus euphratica, Spain; from Hering (1936b)


Full depth corridor of very inconstant shape; most frass is ejected. Older larvae live free between two sandwiched leaves, causing window feeding.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, euphratica, nigra, tremula; Salix salviifolia.


Larvae in May – June.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, Ireland excepted (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Body greyish white to greenish yellow; pinacula inconspicuous, concolorous with body; head pale yellowish brown; prothoracic plate light yellowish brown with a broad black lateral margin.


Steganoptycha minutana; Gypsonoma paediscana (Staudinger, 1859).


Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas, Pires & Cardoso (2008a), Disqué (1905a), Hering (1936b, 1957a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Marabuto, Pires & Corley (2013a), Requena i Miret (1998a).

Last modified 18.iv.2022