Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stagmatophora heydeniella

Stagmatophora heydeniella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1838)


The larva makes a large blotch with many lobe-like extensions, mainly in the more basal leaves. In a later stage the larva makes a dense spinning at the underside of the leaf, adjacent to the midrib, in connection with the blotch. During feeding pauses the larva retreats into the spinning. Frass, as far as this is not ejected, in a broad stripe in the centre of the blotch. Often a number of mines in a leaf. Pupation external, in the spinning or in a leaf fold.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Stachys alopecuros, officinalis, sylvatica.


Larvae in August – September; hibernation as pupa.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany, Poland, and Central Russia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Baran (2013a), Dobreanu (1937a), Drăghia (1970a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Mayr (1999a), Klimesch (1950c, 1960a), Klimesch & Skala (1936a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Patočka (1997a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Segerer, Neumayr, Pröse & Kolbeck (1994a), Skala (1949a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 22.ii.2023