Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orophia ferrugella

Orophia ferrugella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Orophia ferrugella on Campanula persicifolia

Campanula persicifolia, Belgium, prov. Liège, Comblain-la-Tour, 27.iv.2023 © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Orophia ferrugella on Campanula persicifolia

leaf roll, with remnants of the mine

Orophia ferrugella on Campanula persicifolia

later leaf roll

Orophia ferrugella on Campanula persicifolia

young larva

Orophia ferrugella on Campanula persicifolia

older larva

mine

Full depth blotch, several cm long, parallel to the midrib. The larva makes several mines. Frass only in the first mine; from the subsequent once the frass is removed. The older larva lives free in a leaf spun into a tube.

host plants

Campanulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Campanula persicifolia, rotundifolia.

phenology

Larvae in spring (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 1009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all Europe, except the British Isles and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Fetz, Patočka.

synonyms

Cryptolechia, Cephalispheira, Rhinosia ferrugella.

references

Buhr (1935a), Fetz (1994a), Hellers (1998a, 2020a), Hering (1957a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (1997a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), Skala (1950a, 1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 26.xii.2023