Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dichrorampha aeratana

Dichrorampha aeratana (Pierce & Metcalfe, 1915)

obscure drill

on Leucanthemum


The larvae bore in the roots, without inflicting recognisable damage to the plants. The larva hibernates in the root, then pupates in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Leucanthemum vulgare.

Records from Tanacetum vulgareare doubted by van Nieukerken ao.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huemer & Wieser (2000a), Lepiforum, van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), De Prins (1974a), Roweck & Savenkov (2010a), Wegner (2010a, 2015a).

Last modified 17.ii.2023