Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa atriplicella

Scrobipalpa atriplicella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1841)

goosefoot groundling


Young larvae make irregular corridor-like or blotch-like mines from a silken tube. The mines contain almost no frass.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex laciniata, patula, prostrata, tatarica; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodiastrum hybridum, murale; Chenopodium album, ficifolium, quinoa; Halimione portulacoides.


Larvae in June and September – October (Jansen, 1999a, and in litt.).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Greenish yellow, with five pale pink length lines; head yellowish brown, prothoracic and anal plates green (Jansen, 1999a; Bland ao, 2002a).


Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Gnorimoschema atriplicellum, Lita atriplicella.


A pest in Chenopodium quinoa cultivation (Huemer & Karsholt, Sigsgaard ao).


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (2012a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2005a), Jansen (1999a), Kaitila (1996a), Kasy (1965a), Klimesch (1950c), Kozlov & Kullberg (2006a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), Requena (2009a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Sattler (1986a), Sigsgaard, Jacobsen & Christiansen (2008a), Szőcs (1977a).

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