Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cnephasia sedana

Cnephasia sedana (Constant, 1884)


Not too small, full depth, irregular blotch, usually in the leaf base, close to the midrib. Older larvae live free among spun leaves (Hering, 1957a). Mined leaves are spun together when the larva leaves them.

host plants


Adenostyles; Aquilegia atrata; Astrantia; Centaurea; Euphorbia; Helianthemum nummularium; Leontopodium nivale subsp. alpinum; Primula auricula; Sedum; Valeriana montana.

Mentioned by Maček (1999a) from Rhodiola rosea.

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Pinacula black. See Schmid.


High-alpine species (Klimesch, 1942c).


Hering (1957a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Klimesch (1942c), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Maček (1999a), Schmid (2019a), Thomann (1956a), Trematerra, Sciarretta & Parenzan (1997a).

Last modified 25.ii.2023