Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Povolnya leucapennella

Povolnya leucapennella (Stephens, 1835)

sulphur slender


The mine begins as a narrow lower-surface epidermal gallery, that widens into an oval, eventually full depth blotch between two side veins. Later the larva lives free, at first in a folded leaf margin, finally in a partly rolled leaf tip. Possibly a preference for young leaves (Meyrick, cited by Emmet ao, 1985a).


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus ilex, robur.

Occasionally Castanea sativa (Heckford, 1993a).


Larvae were observed in June – July and September (Emmet ao, 1985a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except parts of the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body greyish white, head brownish.


At the underside of the leaf, in a fold, under a greyish green membrane.


Caloptilia leucapennella; Caloptilia, Coriscium sulphurella (Haworth, 1828).


Biesenbaum (2010a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), SCS Brown (1947a), Buhr (1936a), Buszko (1987a, 1992b), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Heckford (1993a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Opheim (1977a), Pinzari, Pinzari & Zilli (2013a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Šulcs (1996a).

Last modified 17.ii.2018