Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter scitulella

Phyllonorycter scitulella (Duponchel, 1843)


Lower surface tentiform mine with one strong fold in the lower epidermis. Pupa in the mine in a cocoon of at least 5 mm, that is almost entirely covered with frass.


Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus pubescens.


Two generations.

distribution within Europe

From Czechia to Portugal, Italy, and Greece, and from France to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


See Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a). Mesonotum, but not the metanotum, with a pit laterally near the rear margin. Cremaster with two pairs of spines. The outer pair is rather long and straight, except for the outward pointing end; then inner pair consists of two low thorns on a broad base.

parasitoids, predators

Sympiesis gordius.


Bouček (1959a), Gregor (1952a), Gregor & Patočka (2001a), Hering (1934a, 1957a), Kasy (1979a, 1987a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

Last modified 30.v.2022