Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Monochroa tenebrella

Monochroa tenebrella (Hübner, 1817)

common plain neb

on sorrel


The larvae bore in the rhizome.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella, crispus.

Bland ao exclusively mention R. acetosella.


The larva hibernates in the rhizome.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Baldizzone (2008a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer (2012a), Huisman, Koster, Muus & van Nieukerken (2013a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kaitila 1996a).

Last modified 5.ii.2020