Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sophronia humerella

Sophronia humerella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Larva in a spinning between the leaves; from there fleck mines are made.

host plants

Polyphagous on herbs

Achillea millefolium; Artemisia campestris; Helychrysum arenarium; Lavandula; Pimpinella saxifraga; Potentilla; Santolina chamaecyparissus; Thymus serpyllum.

Elsner ao (1999a) also mention “Peucedanum montanum”; the meaning of that name is not clear. According to Bland ao (2002a) the species live only on Artemisia campestris.


Larvae in May (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe, excluding Ireland (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Body dull green with darker dorsal and subdorsal length lines; head brown; prothoracic plate yellowish green with four darker spots Bland ao (2002a).

;arva, pupa

Patočka & Turčáni, Schmid (2019a).


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Chrétien (1909a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1988a), Mitterberger (1931a), Parsons (1995a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schmid (2019a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 26.i.2023