Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter monspessulanella

Phyllonorycter monspessulanella (Fuchs, 1897)

on Acer

Phyllonorycter monspessulanella: mine on Acer monspessulanum

Acer monspessulanum, France, dép. Var, Saint-Zacharie (Var), mt. Sainte-Baume, 30.v.2019 © Pierre Duhem

Phyllonorycter monspessulanella: mine on Acer monspessulanum

underside of the same leaf, with the mine contracted to a narrow line


hypophyllous tentiform mine.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, monspessulanum.


Larvae in July and September – November (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

Germany, France, Italy, Croatia, Iberia (Corley, Marabuto & Pires, 2007a; Gregor & Patočka, 2001a; Laštůvka & Laštůvka, 2015a; Fauna Europaea, 2009)


Described by Gregor & Patočka (2001a) and Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Lithocolletis monspessulanella.


Buvat & Nel (1999a), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Gregor & Povolný (1950a), Hering (1934b, 1957a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2015a), Matošević, Pernek, Dubravac & Barić (2009a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).

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