Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Isophrictis striatella

Isophrictis striatella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

white border neb

on Tanacetum


Oviposition on the peduncle. The larva tunnels upwords, then successively from the side enters several flower heads that are eaten out,

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

? Achillea ptarmica; ? Artemisia vulgaris; Tanacetum corymbosum, vulgare.

Nel only mentions Tanacetum, and expresses doubt about Achillea.


The larvae hibernate partly in the heads, partly in the peduncle; some of them later pupate in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Pale, head and anal plate brown.


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Groenen (2012a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Kaitila 1996a), Larysz (2008a), Nel (1995b), Requena (2009a), Roweck & Savenkov (2010a), Steeman & Sierens (2019a).

Last modified 17.vii.2021