Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Acrocercops brongniardella

Acrocercops brongniardella (Fabricius, 1798)

brown oak slender

Acrocercops brongniardella: mine on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Aalten

Acrocercops brongniardella young mine on Quercus robur

Quercus robur, Biddinghuizen, Spijk- en Bremerbergbos © Hans Jonkman: young mine

Acrocercops brongniardella: vacated mine on Quercs robur

Quercus robur, Belgie, prov. Namen, Rochefort, Les Paires © Chris Snyers: foto taken onSeptember 12th, 2015

Acrocercops brongniardella: mine on Quercus palustris

Quercus palustris, Belgium, prov. Limburg, Genk, Diepenbekerbos © Carina Van Steenwinkel


The mine begins as a rather tortuous upper surface, epidermal, corridor. As a rule several mines on a leaf, and when the corridors widen they coalesce into one white epidermal blotch. After a moult the larvae start consuming the palissade parenchyma that forms the floor of their communal mine, which is not widened any more. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, coccifera, dalechampii, faginea, x hispanica, ilex, infectoria subsp. veneris, ithaburensis subsp. macrolepis, palustris, petraea, pubescens, pyrenaica, robur, rubra, suber.

Occasionally Castanea sativa (Heckford, 1993a).


Larvae in June (Emmet ao, 1985a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2008).
NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2008).
LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Entire Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2008).



Described by Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Coriscium brongniardellum.

parasitoids, predators

Sympiesis gordius.


Amsel & Hering (1933a), Baldizzone & scalercio (2018a), Barton (2015a) Cyprus, Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Bouček (1959a), Buhr (1930a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Corley (2005a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Csóka (2003a), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), van Frankenhuyzen & Houtman (1972a), van Frankenhuyzen Houtman & Kabos (1982a), Grandi (1931a, 1933a), Hartig (1939a), Heckford (1993a), Hering (1924a, 1934a, 1936b, 1957a, 1967a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Jaworski (2009a), (Klimesch, 1942a, 1950c), Kollár (2007a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Larysz (2008a), Lhomme (1934d), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Menhofer (1943a), Nowakowski (1954a), Olivella (2002a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), De Prins (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Schmid (2019a), Schütze (1931a), Sefrová (2005a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Stammer (2016a), Starý (1930a), Stolnicu (2007a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a).

Last modified 30.v.2022