Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllonorycter scopariella

Phyllonorycter scopariella (Zeller, 1846)

broom midget

on Cytisus


Oviposition near the tip of a young shoot. From this point the larva makes a downward running gallery of 15-20 mm in the bark between two ridges.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Cytisus grandiflorus, multiflorus, scoparius, striatus.


Larvae from September to May the following year; pupation in the mine.



distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Described by Gregor & Patocka, Patočka & Turčáni

parasitoids, predators

Necremnus metalarus.


Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a), Buszko (1987a, 1992b), Emmet, Watkinson & Wilson (1985a), Gebiola, Bernardo, Ribes & Gibson (2015a), Gregor & Patocka (2001a), Hering (1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ellis (2007a), Kuchlein & Langohr (1998), Laštůvka & Lastuvka (2006a, 2011a, 2012a, 2014a), Nel & Varenne (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Robbins (1991a), Schmid (2012a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 28.v.2022