Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aproaerema cincticulella

Aproaerema cincticulella (Bruand, 1851)


The young larva makes a full depth broad corridor of about 3-5 mm with irregular lateral expansions, mostly radiation from the midrib of the leaflet. Older larvae mine from leaflets that have been spun together or have been attached to the leaf axis.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus glycyphyllos; Cytisus scoparius; Dorycnium; Genista germanica, tinctoria; Ornithopusl Securigera varia.


Larvae in May, and August – September (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

South of the line Germany – Ukraine, but seems to be missing in the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Dirty yellow-white, with 6 reddish length lines.


Anacampsis, Syncopacma, cincticulella. In the past often confused with Syncopacma vinella


Baran (2001a), Biesenbaum (1996a), Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Buhr (1935b, 1964a), Chrétien (1927a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Huemer & Karsholt (2020a), Klimesch (1958a), Skala (1950a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 26.iii.2021