Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter agilella

Phyllonorycter agilella (Zeller, 1846)


Lower-surface, less often upper-surface, weakly folded tentiform mine; the folded side of the mine whitish. Pupa is a very loose cocoon (seems to lay free in the mine).

host plants

Ulmaceae, monophagous

Ulmus “campestris”, glabra, laevis, minor.


Larvae from May till August (Hering, 1957a); hibernation as adult (Gregor & Patočka, 2001a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Latvia and Central Russia to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Bulgaria, and from France to East Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Described by Gregor & Patočka (2001a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). Cremaster with two pairs, rather weak spines; those of the inner pair close together, those of outer pair hooklike, bent backwards.


Lithocolletis agilella.

parasitoids, predators

Sympiesis sericeicornis.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Microlepidoptera in Bayern (2010a), Beiger (1979a), Bouček (1959a), Buhr (1937a, 1964a), Buszko (1992b), Deutschmann (2008a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Jaworski (2009a), Kollár (2007a), Kollár & Hrubík (2009a), Kuznetzov & Baryshnikova (2006a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (2004a), Schütze (1931a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Šulcs (1996a), Surányi (1942a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a), Tomov & Krusteva (2007a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a).

Last modified 29.v.2022