Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa clintoni

Scrobipalpa clintoni Povolný, 1968

atlantic groundling

on curled dock


The larva bores in the stem. Frass is ejected through a small opening that also serves es exit for the emerged moth. The pupa lies head-down in the stem. Hibernation as pupa. Mainly on plant near the sea shore just above the high tide water line.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex confertus, crispus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Deutschmann (2010a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Jansen (1999a), Sattler (1987a), Šulcs (1996a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 22.x.2019