Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stomopteryx detersella

Stomopteryx detersella (Zeller, 1847)


Larva at first mining the outer layers of the stem, later becoming a stem borer

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Eryngium campestre.


Larvae from April to May (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Poland and South Russia to the Mediterranean, including Sicily and Crete (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Bella & Karsholt (2015a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Requena (2009a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 27.i.2020