Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glyphipterix fuscoviridella

Glyphipterix fuscoviridella (Haworth, 1828)

plain fanner


The larvae primarily live as stem borers, but now and then a brief excursion into the base of a leaf. Pupation in the stem.

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula campestris.

The possible occurrence on Festuca (Hering, 1957a) needs further confirmation.


Larvae in March, April (Hering, 1957a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Britain to Iberia and Italy, and from France to Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body very pale rose pink; pinacula small. Head shining amber. Prothoracic and anal plates ochre; moreover three plates on abd-8 and one on abd-9 (Pelham-Clinton, 1985a).


Hering (1957a), Pelham-Clinton (1985a), Robbins (199a). Takács & Szabóky (2018a) .

Last modified 27.vii.2019