Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonopterix kuznetzovi

Agonopterix kuznetzovi (Lvovsky, 1983)

cornish flat-body


Short, gradually widening, brown, corridor, 9-13 mm long and 0.5-2 mm wide. At he start of the mine a small lower-surface hole, lined with silk, through which frass is ejected. The older larva lives free in a spinning under the leaf or, even later, in a leaf that is spun upwards into a pod.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Serratula tinctoria.


Larvae late May, June (Harper ao, 2002a).


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

distribution within Europe

Britain, Central Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


The young larva has a black head and prothoracic plate, a pale green with concolorous anal plate and darker dorsal line. See Harper ao (2002a) for a description of the free-living larva.


Buchner & Šumpich (2018a), Hannemann (1995a), Harper, Langmaid & Emmet (2002a), Langmaid & Pelham-Clinton (1984a), Vives Moreno & Gastón (2017a).

Last modified 15.i.2020