Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix absinthii

Bucculatrix absinthii Gartner, 1865


Initially a very fine corridor with a central frass line. At a later stage the larvae live free, bite holes in the leaf near the margin and make fleck mines from there. Pupation in a white or yellowish-white, spindle-shaped, finely ribbed cocoon.


Artemisia absinthium.

host olants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia absinthium.


Larvae in April-May and July (Hering, 1957a). Bivoltine, hibernation probably as egg or young larva (Patočka, 1996a).


Not recorded in the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Scandinavia to France and Italy, and from Germany to Roumania (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Burmann (1991a), Buszko (1992b), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1937b, 1956a, 1958c), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Svensson (1971a), Szőcs (1977a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 18.ii.2020