Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Syncopacma vinella

Syncopacma vinella (Bankes, 1898)

brighton sober


The larva spins a number of leaflets together. Within this protection it bites a hole in the epidermis of the basal part of a leaflet, then mines it out almost completely.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligofaag

Genista tinctoria; Medicago falcata, sativa; ? Securigeras varia; Trifolium pratense

Would also have been bred from Teucrium polium (Huemer ea).


Larvae have been found in April – June and October – November (Bland, Heckford & Langmaid, 2002a).


BE recorded (Wullaert (2015a).

NE Last record in 1939 (Noctua, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark to Hungary, and from Britain (there probably extinct) to Slovakia (Bland, Heckford & Langmaid, 2002a).


Described by Bankes (1899a) and Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a); Beavan & Heckford (2014a) present a picture. Body varying from dull white to almost black. Head brown, prothoracic plate from brownish to black; pinacula, anal plate and feet shining black. The chaetotaxy is described by Baran (2002a).


Cremaster pointed, with a good many of pale yellowish hooked bristles (Bankes, 1899a; Patočka & Turčáni, 2005a).


Aproaerema vinellum; Anacampis, Aproaerema, Iwaruna biformella (Schütze, 1902); Anacampsis cincticulella auct. nec Bruand, 1850.


Bankes (1899a), Baran (2002a), Beavan & Heckford (2014a), Biesenbaum (1996a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huener & Tokár (1999a), Hausenblas (2006a), Hering (1957a), Huemer, Morandini & Morin (2005a), Parsons (1995a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Steeman & Sierens (2018a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a), Wullaert (2015a).

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