Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa brahmiella

Scrobipalpa brahmiella (von Heyden, 1862)


More or less rounded blotch, a bit inflated, in the tip of the leaf or leaf segment; upper face wrinkled. Frass in the leaf apex; here also the larva hibernates. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Jurinea cyanoides, humilis, mollis; Serratula.


Larvae from October till April, and in July – August (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to the Pyrenees, and from France to Romania and the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Reddish brown (Hering, 1957a).


Gnorimoschema brahmiella.


Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Jansen (1999a), Sattler (1986a), Skala (1950a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 12.ix.2018