Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cnephasia longana

Cnephasia longana (Haworth, 1811)

long-winged shade

broadly polyphagous on herbs

Cnephasia longana mine

Aichryson dichotomum; uit Hering (1927a)


The young larva sometimes mines an irregular, small, full depth corridor, widening into a blotch, but it may just as well live among spun leaves. Older larvae mostly live among spun flowers.

host plants

Aichryson dichotomum; Anthemis; Argyranthemum pinnatifidum; Armeria maritima; Bellis; Bitumniaria bituminosa; Centaurea; Convolvulus arvensis; Fagonia cretica; Hypericum; Hypochaeris radicata; Leucanthemum vulgare; Ligularia; Pilosella officinarum; Ranunculus bulbosus; Sempervivum; Silene; Sinapis; Stachys; Tripolium pannonicum.


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Sicily, and Crete, and from Ireland to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Mackay, Bradley, Tremewan & Smith, Swatschek; bodypale to darker greyish green with two subdorsal and lateral length lines; head and prothoracic plate light brown; pinacula small, lighter than the integument but the setae are black; anal plate and comb light brown, comb with 6-8 teeth.

parasitoids, predators

Stenomesius rufescens.


Askew (1968a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Gómez de Aizpúrua (2003a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hering (1927a.1957a), Klimesch (1987a), Kubasik (2011a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Lepiforum (2019), Mackay (1962a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Robbins (1991a), Swatschek (1958a), Wegner (2010a).

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