Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gypsonoma nitidulana

Gypsonoma nitidulana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

inverness shoot

on Populus, Vaccinium


Larvae in a leaf folded with silk.

host plants

Ericaceae, Salicaceae, polyphagous

Populus tremula; Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium myrtillus.

British authors only mention Populus. That the species would live on even more hosts, as often stated, has to be documented.


Univoltine. hibernation, later pupation, as fully grown larva in a cocoon in the liter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pop

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


Seganoptycha ericetana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 18.i.2020