Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caloptilia fribergensis

Caloptilia fribergensis (Fritzsche, 1871)

Phyllonorycter monspessulanella: mine and leaf roll

from Klimesch (1942a: Gracillaria monspessulanella)


Epidermal corridor, later blotch, in the end a small triangular full depth blotch, generally in a vein axil. The older larva leaves its mine and continues living free. In small leaves the larva lives then in a leaf cone, in larger leaves under a folded leaf segment (Klimesch, 1942a). Pupation in a yellowish, very transparent, cocoon.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer monspessulanum, pseudoplatanus.

A communication by Hering (1961a) that the species had also been found on Staphylea pinnata remains unconfirmed.


Larvae in July, August (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From France, Germany, Poland, and Central Russia southwards to the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Macedonia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Greyish yellow (Hering, 1957a).


Described by Patočka & Zach (1995a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Caloptilia, Gracillaria, monspessulanella (Klimesch, 1942).


Baran (200a), Biesenbaum (2010a), Buszko (1992b,c), Buszko & Beshkov (2004a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Corver, Muus & Ellis (2011a), Hering (1934b, 1957a, 1961a), Klimesch (1942a, 1956c), A & Z Laštůvka (2011a, 2014a), Maček (1999a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Patočka & Zach (1995a), Plant (2022a), De Prins (2010b, 2011a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Wieser (2004a).

Last modified 25.i.2022