Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix clavenae

Bucculatrix clavenae Klimesch, 1950


The young larva makes a fine gallery, often along the leaf margin, with the frass in a central line. Older larvae live free on the leaf, making fleck mines, penetrating the leaf from its very margin. Pupation in a white, spindle-shaped, ribbed cocoon.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Achillea clavena, millefolium.


Larvae in June – July (Hering, 1957a); probably univoltine, hibernation as egg or young larva (Patočka, 1996a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Alps, 900-1000 m (Hering, 1957a).


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


Burmann (1991a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1950a, 1951b, 1956a), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 11.ii.2021