Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonopterix nodiflorella

Agonopterix nodiflorella (Millière, 1866)


A number of the hair-fine leaf segments are fully mined out by the young larvae; they become completely transparant with here and there a frass grain. Older larvae live free between spun leaf segments.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Ferula communis.


Larvae in March, April.

distribution within Europe

South Europe, including the Mediterranean Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Mining larva green, head black (Hering); see also Fetz, Lepiforum.


Arenberger & Wimmer (2003a), Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Buchner (2017a), Burmann (1984a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Derra (1989a), Fetz (1994a), Hering (1957a), Kovács & Kovács (2020b), Lepiforum (2023), Szőcs (1977a).

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