Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gelechia hippophaella

Gelechia hippophaella (Schrank, 1802)

seathorn groundling


Irregular corridor or blotch. After some time the larvae live free among spun leaves (Hering (1957a). Bland ao (2002a) only write that the larvae live between leaves of the terminal shoots spun tightly and flatly together. Also Elsner ao (1995a) write nothing about a mining habit.

host plants

Elaeagnaceae, monophagous

Hippophae rhamnoides.


Larvae mine in June, July (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania, and from Britain to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body pale greyish green (last stage tinged with pink), with a pale length line over the spiracula; pinacula small, black. Head light brown, marked with dark brown. Prothoracic plate greyish green, speckled light brown. Anal plate greyish green with dark green markings (Bland ao, 2002a).


See Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1995a), Hering (1957a), Ivinskis & Rimšaitė (0000a), Kaitila (1996a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parsons (1995a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Stalažs & Savenkovs (2011a), Szőcs (1977a), Thomann (1956a), Ureche (2010a), Wegner (2010a), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a).

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