Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Schistophila laurocistella

Schistophila laurocistella Chr├ętien, 1899


The mine begins at a brown spot near the petiole; there starts a corridor that follows the leaf margin and widens into a blotch in the leaf tip; finally branches extend from there back into the blade.

host plants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Cistus ladanifer, laurifolius.


Larvae from july till the following spring.

distribution within Europe

France, Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Hering (1957a), Lepiforum (2020), Requena (2009a).

Last modified 27.i.2020