Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Helcystogramma triannulella

Helcystogramma triannulella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

bindweed crest

on Calystegia, Convulvulus, Ipomoea

Helcystogramma triannulella: feeding traces

Convolvulus spec., Bulgaria, Varna © Stéphane Claerebout

Helcystogramma triannulella: feeding traces

larva and “mine”

Helcystogramma triannulella: larva

larva dorsally

Helcystogramma triannulella: larva

larva laterally


the larva lives in a leaf that has been doubled by spinning, and causes window feeding in that position. Probably almost never true mining will be involved.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, oligophagous

Calystegia sepium; Convolvulus arvensis; Ipomoea.


In Spain several generation between May and October.


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2014)

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2014)

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2014)

distribution within Europe

from Poland to Iberia, and from France to Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2014); also Britain (Lewis & Palmer, 2014a).


Gregor & Patocka (2001a), Huertas Dionisio (2008a), Patocka (1997a)


Corley, Merckx, Cardoso, Dale, ao (2012a), Gregor & Patocka (2001a), Huertas Dionisio (2008a), Lewis & Palmer (2014a), Patocka (1997a), Requena (2009a), Žemlička (2011a).

Last modified 28.i.2020