Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glyphipterix equitella

Glyphipterix equitella (Scopoli, 1763)

stonecrop fanner

on Aeonium, Sedum


The larva mimes a leaf completely out, often also (part of) the stem. Mined parts turn white and die. Pupation external.

host plants

Crassulaceae, oligophagous

Aeonium arboreum; Sedum acre, album, anglicum.


Larvae are full fed in late May; univoltine (Pelham-Clinton, 1985c).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Iberia, Sardinia, Sicily, and Crete, and from Ireland to Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body pale yellow, pinacula small, black; head black; prothoracic and anal plate blackish brown; legs brown-ringed. Abd-9 dorsally with an additional transverse, blackish brown sclerite (Pelham-Clinton, 1985c).


In a cocoon, usually among the leaves of the hostplant.


Glyphipterix minorella Snellen, 1882.


Baldizzone (2008a), Bengtsson & Johansson (2011a), Buhr (1937a), Ernst (2009a), Hering (1957a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2004a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Pelham-Clinton (1985c), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Szőcs (1977a), Takács & Szabóky (2018a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 17.ii.2020