Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scrobipalpa pauperella

Scrobipalpa pauperella (von Heinemann, 1870)

cambridge groundling


Not well known. The mine on Cirsium would resemble the one of S. acuminatella, but in Centaurea the larve perhaps is a stem borer (Bland ao, 2002a).

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Centaurea phrygia, scabiosa; Cirsium acaule, arvense, canum, palustre, vulgare; Jurinea cyanoides; Petasites albus; Serratula tinctoria (?).

According to Huemer & Karsholt (2010a) only the references to Centaurea are really trustworthy.


Larvae in July, probably also in September (Sattler, 1989a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Almost all of Europe, but not known from Ireland, the Iberian and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Scrobipalpa klimeschi Povolný, 1967.


Baldizzone (2008a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Jansen (1999a), Kaitila (1996a), Krogerus & Schantz (1970a), Parsons (1995a), Sattler (1986a, 1989a), Segerer, Neumayr, Pröse & Kolbeck (1994a), Wimmer (2001a, 2007a).

Last modified 27.ii.2023