Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dichomeris lamprostoma

Dichomeris lamprostoma (Zeller, 1847)

on Convolvulus, Ipomoea


The larva spins leaves together, and mines them from a silken tube.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, oligophagous

Convolvulus althaeoides, arvensis, Ipomoea.

That the larvae would feed pn Prosopis (Fabaceae, Bidzilya ao) seems unlikely.


Larvae in May – June and November (Klimesch, 1984a).


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

distribution within Europe

France, Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, Crete, Cyprus (Fauna Europaea, 2009)l Canary Islands (Klimesch, 1984a).

egg, larva, pupa

see Huertas Dionisio (2006a).


Onebala lamprostoma.


Bella & Karsholt (2015a), Bidzilya, Karsholt, Kravchenko & Ĺ umpich (2019a), Huertas Dionisio (2006a, 2007a), Klimesch (1984a), Requena (2009a).

Last modified 3.iv.2023