Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Syncopacma suecicella

Syncopacma suecicella (Wolff, 1958)

western sober


The larva feeds between spun leaves, “often mining them”.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Genista florida, pilosa.


Fully fed larvae are found in May and June; hibernation probably as larva.

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body reddish purple, marbled with grey; pinacula minute, black, ringed grey. Head honey-coloured, with posterolateral black markings. Prothoracic plate, anal plate, and thoracic legs black.


Aproaerema suecicella.


Biesenbaum (1996a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Parsons (1995a), Requena (2009a), Šumpich (2017a), Wieser (2011a).

Last modified 27.iv.2024