Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orophia ferrugella

Orophia ferrugella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


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.


Larvae in spring (Hering, 1957a).


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 Lepifoeum; see also Fetz, Patočka.


Cryptolechia, Cephalispheira, Rhinosia ferrugella.


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

Last modified 14.iii.2020