Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Scythris dissimilella

Scythris dissimilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)

on Helianthemum


The larva lives in a silken tube at the underside of the ground leaves. Whether the larva actually makes mines is not known.

host plants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Helianthemum nummularium.


Larvae in May – June (Schütze, 1931a)


BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE recorded (Kuchlein ao, 1999a;, 2011)

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From Germany to Spain and Italy, and from France to Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Kuchlein, Bot & Schreurs (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena & Pérez De-Gregorio (2017b), Schütze (1931a), Sutter (1994a).

Last modified 17.i.2020