Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Neofriseria peliella

Neofriseria peliella (Treitschke, 1835)

white-spot groundling


The young larva makes an irregular blotch in the young leaves. Later it lives free in a spinning at the base of the stem and the root crown.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex acetosella.


mining larvae in April (- May) (Kaitila, 1996a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2011).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Body chocolate brown with minute black pinacula; head and prothoracic shield black; anal shield dirty greyish yellow with darker spots; thoracic feet black (Bland ao, 2002a).


Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Baldizzone & Scalercio (2018a), Bentley (2008a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Buschmann, Fazekas & Pastorális (2011a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Kaitila (1996a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Parsons (1995a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena (2009a), Sinev & Shapoval (2015a), Szabóky (2012a).

Last modified 24.i.2023