Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stephensia cedronellae

Stephensia cedronellae (Walsingham, 1908)

Lepidoptera, Elachistidae

Bystropogon plumosus & Cedronella canariensis; from Hering (1927a)


Narrow gallery, often following the leaf margin for some distance, ending in a large full depth blotch. Some silk is layed in the blotch, causing it to pucker slightly. In the corridor the frass is in a central line, in the blotch as scattered grains. In large leaves the larva may change mine.


Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Bystropogon origanifolius, plumosus; Cedronella canariensis; Clinopodium; Lavandula canariensis, stoechas; Mentha; Micromeria.


Larvae from January till March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Canary Islands (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Perittia cedronellae; P. bystropogonis Walsingham, 1908; P. lavandulae Walsingham, 1908.


Hering (1927a, 2957a); Klimesch (1990a), Nielsen & Traugott-Olsen (1978a), Parenti & Pizzolato (2014a), Parenti & Varalda (1994a).


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