Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caloptilia roscipennella

Caloptilia roscipennella (Hübner, 1796)

Caloptilia roscipennella: mine on Juglans regia

Juglans regia, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 27.v.2018 © László Érsek: mine

Caloptilia roscipennella: mine on Juglans regia

larva in the mine

Caloptilia roscipennella: larva


Caloptilia roscipennella: larva

larva, dissected out of the mine

Caloptilia roscipennella: leaf rolls on Juglans regia

6.vii.2018 © leaf rolls

Caloptilia roscipennella: larva

free-living larva

Caloptilia roscipennella mine

Juglans regia, Reusel

Caloptilia roscipennella mines


Caloptilia roscipennella mines leaf roll

leaf roll

Caloptilia roscipennella mine

Jugland regia, Belgium, prov. Brabant © Jorgen Ravoet

Caloptilia roscipennella mine

detail © Jorgen Ravoet

Caloptilia roscipennella: leaf roll on Juglans regia

Juglans regia, Belgium, prov. Hainaut, Mouscron © Stéphane Claerebout: leaf roll


Epidermal corridor, lower- or upper-surface. The corridor widens into a narrow tentiform mine, usually close to the leaf margin. After having vacated the mine the larva lives in a leaf roll.

host plants

Juglandaceae, oligophagous

Juglans regia.

Buhr found the mines also on Pterocarya fraxinifolia, mainly on the numerous suckers.


Larvae in June-July and August-September (Hering, 1957a).


BE Until shortly only known from the provinces of Antwerpen and Brabant, on the basis of records from before 1980 (De Prins, 1998a); in 2004 found back in Brabant, and seen after 2004 in Antwerpen, West-Vlaanderen and Limburg (De Prins & Steeman, 2007).

NE recorded (Ellis, 2011).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2008).

distribution within Europe

Entire central and southern Europe; not in Ireland or the UK (Fauna Europaea, 2008).




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


Biesenbaum (2010a), Buhr (1935b, 1936a), Buszko (1992b,c), Deutsch (2012a), Hering (1957a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003a), Jaworski (2009a), Klimesch (1950c), Klimesch & Skala (1936b), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Larysz (2010a), Lhomme (1934c), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Öztürk, Kaçar & Ulusoy (2015a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Patočka & Zach (1995a), Prick, Schreurs & van Noort (2018a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2013a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Schmid (2019a), Skala (1951a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Szőcs (1977a), Ureche (2010a).

Last modified 11.ii.2021