Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Syncopacma taeniolella

Syncopacma taeniolella (Zeller, 1839)

silver-barred sober

on Lotus, etc.

Syncopacma taeniolella feeding

Lotus spec., Belgium, prov. West-Flanders, Adinkerke, Westhoek reserve © Steve Wullaert


Irregular blotchy rather small mines. Soon the larvae leave the mine, and start mining from between a few spun leaves. Mines made in this latter stage obviously do not contain frass.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Lotus corniculatus, pedunculatus; Medicago; Trifolium.


Mining larvae in May – June (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all of Europe, perhaps excluding Greece (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka & Turčáni.


Aproaerema, Stomopteryx, taeniolella.


Biesenbaum (1996a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Kaitila (1996a), Kasy (1979a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena (2009a), Robbins (1991a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a), Wegner (2010a) .

Last modified 29.i.2020