Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter muelleriella

Phyllonorycter muelleriella (Zeller, 1839)

western midget


Lower-surface tentiform mine, generally rather small and between two veins, touching the midrib. Lower epidermis with a single sharp fold. Pupa in the mine in a cocoon that with its upper and lower side is attached to the mine; almost all frass is incorporated in the sides of the cocoon.


Fagaceae, monophagous

Quercus cerris, petraea, pubescens, robur.


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


BE recorded (Phegea, 2009).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2009).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From the Baltic States to the Pyrenees, Italy, and Greece, and from Britain to Central and South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).



Lithocolletis muelleriella; Lithocolletis amyotella (Duponchel, 1840).


Buhr (1936a), Buszko (1992b), Deutschmann (2008a), Emmet (1974b, 1975b), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1995a), ffennell (1975a), Gregor (1952a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Harper & Langmaid (1978a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Huisman & Koster (2000a), Jaworski (2009a), von Kayser & van Loh (2004a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Maček (1999a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins (1998a), De Prins & Steeman (2011a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Szőcs (1977a), Tomov & Dimitrov (2007a), Tourlan (1980a), Yefremova & Kravchenko (2015a).

Last modified 25.xii.2019