Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kessleria orobiae

Kessleria orobiae Huemer & Mutanen 2015


The larva initially makes a narrow, full depth corridor with dispersed frass. Later several full depth blotches are made. Older larvae live free and cause window feeding from a dense spinning. Pupation external.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga paniculata.


Larvae probably hibernate twice.

distribution within Europe

Italy (Bergamo, Alpi Oribie).


Huemer & Mutanen (2015a).

Last modified 26.xi.2018