Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aethes aurofasciana

Aethes aurofasciana (Mann, 1855)

on Gentiana


The larvae bore in the root collar, making from there blotchy mines into the leaves of the ground rosette. The leaves partly turn yellow, flowers may wilt prematurely. Pupation in the plant (Rudolf Bryner in Lepiforum, 2019)

host plants

Gentianaceae, monophagous

Gentiana acaulis, clusii.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

egg, larva, pupa

see Schmid.


Haslberger (2011a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 29.i.2023