Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix albella

Bucculatrix albella Stainton, 1867

Bucculatrix albella mines

Paliurus spina-christi, Palestine; from Amsel &a Hering (1931a)


The mine begins at an oval, iridescent egg shell. Then a corridor, tortuous at first, straight in the end, till the larval chamber almost filled with frass. Often several mines in a leaf. Older larvae live free on the leaf.

host plants

Rhamnaceae, monofaag

Paliurus spina-christi.


Larvae in February – March (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Southern France, Italy, Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Bucculatrix paliuricola Kuznetzov, 1960; B. turatii (Standfuß, 1887).


Amsel & Hering (1931a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1940a, 1942a), Maček (1999a).

Last modified 11.i.2022