Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gynnidomorpha vectisana

Gynnidomorpha vectisana (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)

small saltern conch

on Triglochin


The larvae of the first generation, in early summer, live freely in the inflorescence. Those of the autumn generation live as stem borers and hibernate in the roots; infected stems turn yellow and have straw coloured frass at their base.

host plants

Juncaginaceae, monofaag

Triglochin maritima, palustris.

\Reference by Pinzari ao to Alisma plantago-aquatica; Pedicularis; Plantago re difficult to understand.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Phalonidia vectisana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1873a), Gerstberger (2003a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Jansen & Asselbergs (1993a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2006a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 28.xii.2022