Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scythris buszkoi

Scythris buszkoi Baran, 2004


The larvae live in silken tubes along the branches and petioles. From the tube they make numerous fleck mines in the leaves. During feeding pauses the larvae rest in the tube. Pupation in a white cocoon, attached to the plant.

host plants

Solanaceae, monophagous

Lycium barbarum.


Full fed larvae were seen in the first half of July; probably there are two generations. Hibernation as pupa.

distribution within Europe

Ukraine, Austria, Hungary.


Body dark brown, head and pronotum orange brown with dark markings. See Baran (2004a) for a detailed description, also of the chaetotaxy, and for the morphology of the pupa.


Baran (2004a), Kahrer & Huemer (2012a), Pastorális, Elsner, Kopeček ao (2013a), Walczak, Baraniak, Chowaniec & Rynarzewski (2013a).

Last modified 1.xi.2019