Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa halymella

Scrobipalpa halymella (Millière, 1864)


The larva mines a number of the central leaves out, one after the other. The older larva lives free among spun leaves. The mine has some openings through which most of the frass is ejected.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, monophagous

Atriplex halimus.

In the laboratory also feeding freely on Halimione portulacoides (Huemer & Karsholt, 2010a).


Larvae from September to March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Southern France (Fauna Europaea, 2009). Indicated by Maček (1999a) from Slovenia (as “Chrysoesthia halymella Dgl.”).


Larva yellowish white with five bright red length lines; head and prothoracic plate black (Hering, 1957a).


Hering (1957a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Maček (1999a), Nel (1999b).

Last modified 4.i.2020