Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Teleiopsis rosalbella

Teleiopsis rosalbella (Fologne, 1862)


Young larvae make a fairly straight corridor of c. 12 mm long and 0.5-0.8 mm wide, that suddenly widens into a small full depth blotch. Much frass in the corridor, none in the blotch. Older larvae live free in the upwards rolled leaf margin.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly monophagous

Rumex scutatus.


Larvae in August (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Belgium to Italy and Macecdonia, and from Germany to France (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Mining larvae light brown; free living larvae uniformly pale green with yellowish head.


Adrasteia, Gelechia rosalbella.


de Bros & Thomann (1952a), Derra (1981a), Dufrane (1955a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Janmoulle (1955a), Klimesch (1950c), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 29.i.2020