Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix artemisiella

Bucculatrix artemisiella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855


The larvae slit the margin of the leaf, and from there make en ribbon-shaped fleck mine that appears as a transparent seam along the leaf margin.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia campestris, scoparia.


Larvae in April and July (Hering, 1930b), bivoltine, hibernation as egg or young larva Patočka, 1996a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Europe, with exception of the British Isles, the Mediterranean islands, and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a); pupa in a spindle-shaped, greyish, finely ribbed cocoon.


Bucculatrix artemisiae auct.


Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a, 2011a), Buszko (1992b), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1930b, 1957a), Kasy (1965a, 1983a), Klimesch (1937b, 1950c, 1956a), EM & L Laasonen (1983a), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Steeman & Sierens (2020a), Šumpich, Žemlička & Dvořák (2013a), Svensson (1971a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

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