Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Spatalistis bifasciana

Spatalistis bifasciana (Hübner, 1787)

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According to several old sources the larvae bore into berries. However, recent observations by Heckford indicate that the larvae feed on the withered leaves of oak and sweet chestnut etc.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Heckford; the description by Swatschek does not apply to this species.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Heckford (2010d), Huemer (2007a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Šumpich (2011a), Swatschek (1958a).

Last modified 4.ii.2020