Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix humiliella

Bucculatrix humiliella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

highland bent-wing


The young larva mines a fine leaf segment completely out, leaving a black, central frass line. Older larvae live free on the the upper side of the leaves, causing window feeding.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea millefolium; Tanacetum vulgare.


Larvae in June, July (Emmet, 1985a, Scotland).


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

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Iberia and and the Alps, and from Britain to Poland (Emmet, 1985a; Fauna Europaea, 2009; Z & A Laštůvka, 2009b).


Head and feet yellowish brown; olive green with three length rows of whitish pinacula.


In an white ribbed cocoon.


Bucculatrix obscurella Klemensiewicz, 1899; B. capreella Krogerus, 1952; B. merei Pelham-Clinton, 1967.


Aarvik, Karsholt, Larsen & Schnack (1988a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buszko (1992b), Emmet (1985a), Fazekas & Schreurs (2012a), Gerstberger (2000a), Hering (1957a), Klimesch (1937b, 1956a), Leutsch (2011a), Mitterberger (1931a), Schmid (2011a), Svensson (1971a), Stark (2020a), Tokár, Richter, Richter, ao (2010a), Walczak (2011a), Young (1985a).

Last modified 12.ii.2023