Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Agonopterix petasitis

Agonopterix petasitis (Standfuss, 1851)

on Petasites


The young larvae bore in the peduncle; when the infestation is heavy this may cause the flowers to droop. Later the larvae live free, in leaf margin that have been folded with spinning, and where copious quantities of frass may accumulate.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites albus, hybridus, paradoxus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Fetz.


See Patocka, Patočka & Turčáni.


Depressaria petasitis.


Blaik, Dobrzański, Hołowiński & Zajda (2019a), Fetz (1994a), Graf, Jacobasch, Kaiser, ao (2007a), Klimesch (1959a), Lepiforum (2019), Mitterberger (1912a), Patočka (1989a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schmid (2019a), Schütze (1931a), Šumpich (2011b), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 17.i.2023