Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Perittia herrichiella

Perittia herrichiella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

on Lonicera

Perittia herrichiella: occupied mine on Lonicera xylosteum

Lonicera xylosteum, Germany, Hesse, Diemelstadt-Dehausen, © Hubertus Trilling: occupied mine

Perittia herrichiella: larva



Egg oval, with a few length ribs, near the leaf base. Mine begins a short corridor, followed, and often overrun, by a large flat blotch that expands towards the leaf margin. Frass in scattered large, blackish lumps.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, oligophagous

Lonicera alpigena, periclymenum, tatarica, xylosteum; Symphoricarpos albus.


Larvae from late June to mid-August (Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen, 1977a); in Württemberg till October (Wörz, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Sweden and Finland to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to the Baltic States and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).




Described by Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Dyselachista, Scirtopoda, herrichiella.

parasitoids, predators

Pnigalio soemius.


Baran, Mazurkiewicz & Palka (2007a), Bidzilya, Budashkin & Zhakov (2016a), Buhr (1964a), Buszko (1990a), Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1923a, 1926b, 1957a, 1961a), Huber (1969a), Huemer (1986b), Kaila, Nupponen, Junnilainen ao (2003a), Klimesch (1950c), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Maček (1999a), Nowakowski (1954a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a, 2000a), Patočka (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pröse (1995a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1949a, 1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Sruoga & Ivinskis (2005a), Steuer (1987a), Šulcs (1996a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Traugott-Olsen & Nielsen (1977a), Whitebread (1984a), Wörz (1957a), Zoerner (1969a).

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