Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kessleria albescens

Kessleria albescens (Rebel, 1899)

mine

The larvae mine during most of their life; only late they live free among spun shoots. Several leaves are mined out, and wrapped in fine silk.

hostplants

Saxifragaceae, monophagous

Saxifraga paniculata.

possibly also on other broad-leaved Saxifraga’s.

phenology

Hibernation probably as larva; possibly bivoltine.

BENELUX

Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2013).

distribution within Europe

Dolomites, up to 1800 m.

references

Huemer & Mutanen (2015a), Huemer & Tarmann (1991a).

Last modified 6.ii.2020