Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix helichrysella

Bucculatrix helichrysella Constant, 1889


In autumn the larve makes a thread-thin corridor with a central frass line. In spring this is continued in much wider corridor, but soon the larva leaves the mine, and starts making fleck mines, working at the leaf underside.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Helichrysum italicum & subsp. serotinum.


Larvae from April on (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe: France, Iberian Peninsula, Corsica, Sardinia, Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


“Body blue grey, later yellow green”; pronotum whitish (Hering, 1957a).


Chrétien (1909a), Hering (1957a).

Last modified 15.ix.2018