Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gynnidomorpha permixtana

Gynnidomorpha permixtana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

on herbs, mainly marsh plants


The larva larve inside the fruits and feed on the seeds; young larvae sometimes also in flower buds.

host plants


Alisma plantago-aquatica; Blackstonia; Butomus umbellatus; Euphrasia; Gentiana lutea; Matricaria chamomilla; Menyanthes trifoliata; Pedicularis palustris; Plantago maritima; Rhinanthus minor; Sagittaria trifolia; Salicornia; Triglochin maritima.

Solidago, mentioned by Fazekas, does not fit well in this picture.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Body dirty yellowish white; integument covered by tiny thorns; head light brown; porthoracal plate yellowish; see Swatschek.


Lobesia, Phalonidia, permixtana; Conchylis mussehliana (Treitschke, 1535).


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Farahpour Haghani, Yaghoubi, Majidi-Shilsar, ao (2014a), Fazekas (2024a), Haghani, Yaghoubi, Majidi-Shilsar ao (2014a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman & Koster (1994a), Huisman, Kuchlein, van Nieukerken ao (1986a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 20.iv.2024