Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ethmia chrysopygella

Ethmia chrysopygella (Kolenati, 1846)

on Thalictrum


Larvae with only a few threads of silk free on the leaves. Pupation in a dense white spinning deep in the plant or in the litter.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Thalictrum flavum, foetidum, minus & subsp. saxatile.


Univoltine; hibernation as pupa in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

Pictures in Bryner & Sonderegger and on Lepiforum; see also Fetz, Schmid.


Psecadia flavitibiella Herrich-Schäffer, 1854.


Bryner & Sonderegger (2016a), Fetz (1994a), Lepiforum (2019), Schmid (2019a), Thomann (1956a), Wei, Kun & Yen (2007a).

Last modified 26.xii.2023