Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Digitivalva valeriella

Digitivalva valeriella (Snellen, 1878)


One or a few rather broad corridors radiating form the leaf basis or midrib. The later continunation is rather an elongated blotch. Pupation within the leaf, in a separate small blotch that contains no frass.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous (?)

Inula britannica, conyzae, salicina.

Hering (1963a) refers to a rearing from Pulicaria dysenterica, but expresses doubt if it concerns the same species.


Larvae from October till May, and in July – August (Hering, 1957a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Finland to the Pyrenees, Alps, and Romania, and from France to southern Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Described by Patočka. Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Acrolepia valeriella.


Baraniak (1990a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1935b), Gaedike (1972a), Hering (1957a, 1963a), Kasy (1965a), Laštůvka, Šumpich, Liška & Laštůvka (2022a), van Nieukerken & Koster (1999a), Patočka (1997a, 1999b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

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