Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Exaeretia allisella

Exaeretia allisella Stainton, 1849

mugwort flat-body

on mugwort


In autumn and winter the larva bores in the root stock; in spring it lives in the young shoots that may wilt; sometimes frass is ejected around the root collar.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia campestris, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Fetz.


Blaik, Dobrzański, Hołowiński & Zajda (2019a), Emmet & Langmaid (2002b). Fetz (1994a), Lepiforum (2020), Schleich (1868a), Schmid (2019a), Schütze (1931a), Thomann (1956a) .

Last modified 4.iii.2021