Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Depressaria ultimella

Depressaria ultimella Stainton, 1849

fen flat-body

on Apiaceae


The larva bores in the stem, initially in the inflorescence, but gradually descending into older and thicker stems. Infected plants recognisable by withering stems. Pupation in the lower part of the stem, not infrequently below the water table.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Cicuta virosa; Helosciadium nodiflorum; Oenanthe aquatica, crocata; Sium latifolium.


Larvae in June-August.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Head light brown; prothoracic plate yellowish; body, thoracic feet and anal plate greenish, no length lines; pinacula black with grey setae. See also Fetz.


Blaik, Dobrzański, Hołowiński & Zajda (2019a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Fetz (1994a), Heckford (1982a), Huisman & Koster (1996a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Muuus (2022c).

Last modified 14.ii.2022