Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter acaciella

Phyllonorycter acaciella (Duponchel, 1843)


Lower-surface, less often upper-surface, weakly folded tentiform mine. The folded side of the mine ochraceous. Pupa blackish, within the mine, in a very loose cocoon.

host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus “campestris”, glabra, laevis, minor.


Hibernation as adult (Krone, 1904a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Southern Europe, but absent in the Iberian and Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


See Gegor & Patočka (2001a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). Cremaster with two pairs very weak thorns; those of the outer pair not bent backwards.


Lithocolletis acaciella; Phyllonorycter bentivoliella Contantini, 1923.


Gegor & Patočka (2001a), Hering (1957a), Krone (1904), Kuznetzov & Baryshnikova (2006a), Maček (1999a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a).

Last modified 14.i.2019