Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix benacicolella

Bucculatrix benacicolella Hartig, 1937


The larvae slit the leaf at the margin, and from there make elongated fleck mines, that are recognisable as a light seam along the leaf. It is not known if this stage is preceded by one in which the larva lives in a corridor.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia alba.

Hartig (1939a) mentions A. campestris, possibly in error.


Larvae found in June, but probably there are more generations (Hering, 1957a).

distribution within Europe

Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Burmann (1991a), Hartig (1939a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1950c), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 14.ix.2018