Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Plutella geniatella

Plutella geniatella Zeller, 1839

on Draaba


Larvae in a spinning at the plant.

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Draba stellata.

Old references to Cerastium and Hutchinsia are unproven, and as to Cerastium (Caryophyllaceae) also quite unlikely.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

A detailed description is provided by Klimesch.


Plutelloptera geniatella.


Baldizzone (2008a), Baraniak (2007a), Klimesch (1942c).

Last modified 4.ii.2020