Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thiodia glandulosana

Thiodia glandulosana Walsingham, 1908


Full depth, ribbon-shaped mine starting near the midrib en closely following a lateral vein for its entire length. Around the mine the leaf tissue takes a wine red colour. Older larvae live free among spun leaves.

host plants

Rhamnaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rhamnus glandulosa.

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Full grown larvae about 12.5 mm long, uniformly olive green with a light brown head; prothoracic plate black with a fine white dividing line. The body tapers from the 7th segment onwards.


Klimesch (1987a).

Last modified 5.iii.2020