Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa ergasima

Scrobipalpa ergasima (Meyrick, 1916)


Full depth, flat, very transparent blotch. The larva makes several mines, that generally develop from near the midrib towards the leaf margin. Each new mine obviously begins with a hole, and some frass may be found here; otherwise the mines are free of frass. Pupation external.

host plants

Solanaceae, oligophagous

Hyoscyamus albus; Solanum melongena, nigrum.


From March till October in several generations (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean Region, Canary Islands.


light brown with dark “markings”, head black [information derived from the internet, not fully reliable!]


Lita, Gnorimoschema epithymella auct. nec (Staudinger, 1859); Ergasiola ergasima.


A pest species in the tropics and subtropics of the Old World.


Amsel & Hering (1931a), Barton (2015a), Bella & Karsholt (2015a), Corley (2005a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1927a, 1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Klimesch (1984a), Skala (1950a).

Last modified 8.i.2020