Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tinagma perdicella

Tinagma perdicella Zeller, 1839


According to Hering (1957a) lives the young larva as a borer in the petiole, while the older larvae live free in the heart of the plant. Other authors, however, speak of mining, sometimes even of leaf-mining; a description of the mine is not known to me.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Fragaria vesca.

According to Hering (1957a) and others also Potentilla and Rubus.


Larvae “mine” in September (Bengtsson, 2011a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2011).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2011).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

All of Europe, except the British Isles, the Mediterranean islands and the Balkan peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


Body squat, fusiform, with remarkably long setae; prolegs without crochets (Heppener, 1987a).


Tinagma perdicellum.


Baldizzone (2004a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2002a), Gaedike (1974A, 1978a), Hellers (2017a), Heppner (1987a), Huemer (2012a), Hering (1957a), Kurz & Embacher (2012a), van Roosmalen, Wijker & Knijnsberg (2013a), Schmid (2019a), Szőcs (1977a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 27.ii.2021