Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eidophasia messingiella

Eidophasia messingiella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1842)

bitter-cress diamond-back

on Cardamine, etc.


Larvae in leaves of which the margins have been pulled upwards by spinning.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Cardaria draba; Cardamine amara, pratensis; Lunaria rediviva; Sisymbrium strictissimum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Patočka, Patočka & Turčáni.


Biesenbaum (2003a), Gielis Huisman, Kuchlein ao (1985a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Lepiforum (2020), Patočka (1999b), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schütze (1931a), Thomann (1956a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a).

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