Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana (Fabricius, 1775)

yellow-spot tortrix

on Fraxinus, Ligustrum, Syringa

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana on Fraxinus excelsior

Fraxinus excelsior, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 1.ix.2022 © Rob Edmunds: key with exit opening

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana on Fraxinus excelsior

the seed dissected out


The larvae bore the fruits, feeding on the seeds.

host plants

Oleaceae, oligophagous

Fraxinus excelsior; Ligustrum vulgare; Syringa vulgaris.

The often repeated reference to Berberis vulgaris needs confirmation.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body yellowish; head and prothoracic plate yellowish brown; pinacula and stigmata barely visible; see Swatschek.


See Patočka & Turčáni.


Tortrix conwayana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sakaltaş Ariyak & Tüzün (2014a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 13.ix.2022