Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Syncopacma albipalpella

Syncopacma albipalpella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

slate sober


The larva lives among spun leaves, mining them from this position by gnawing irregular, more or less oval holes in the epidermis and eating from there the leaf tissue. Obviously, the mines contain little or no frass.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista anglica, tinctoria.


Larvae from September to June (Bland ao, 2002a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Spain and Italy, and from Britain to Austria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body dull crimson, but thorax 2 to abdomen 2 light ochreous-yellow; pinacula minuta, black. Head and prothoracic plate light yellowish-brown, latter with some black markings. Thoracic feet and anal plate black.


Biesenbaum (1996a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2018a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parsons (1995a).

Last modified 24.i.2023