Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oxypteryx atrella

Oxypteryx atrella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

two-spotted neb

on st. john’s wort


The larva bores in to top part of the stem, causing the leaves there to faint. The fully fed larva leaves its tunnel ad pupates within an in-rolled leaf that drops to the ground.

host plants

Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum hirsutum, maculatum, perforatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Bland ao.


Eulamprotes atrella.


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer & Karsholt (2020a), Kaitila (1996a), Requena (2009a), Sinev & Shapoval (2015a).

Last modified 25.iii.2021