Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bucculatrix pannonica

Bucculatrix pannonica Deschka, 1982

Bucculatrix pannonica mine

Artemisia maritima, Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee; from Deschka (1982a).


The primary mine is a long narrow corridor, containing frass, following the leaf margin; primary mines are always made in shaded leaves. Secondary mines are made from the leaf margin, that is sliced open, almost always at or near the tip of a leaf segment; from here the larva mines 0.3 – 3 mm into the leaf blade.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Artemisia scoparia, santonicum.


Bivoltine, hibernation as egg or young larva (Patočka, 1996a).

distribution within Europe

Austria, Slovakia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Mining larva yellow with dark brown head; older larvae are grey-green.


Described by Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). The pupa lies in a narrow white, ribbed cocoon, attached to the host plant.


Deschka (1982a), Z Laštůvka, A Laštůvka, Liška ao (1992a), Patočka (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szabóky, Tokár, Liska & Pastorális (2009a).

Last modified 16.ix.2018