Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nemophora dumerilella

Nemophora dumerilella (Duponchel, 1839)

on Veronica


The young larva lives in a fruit, and constructs there a case; then drops in the case to continue feeding on dead leaf matter in the litter.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Veronica spicata.

That the species would live on Succisa is refuted by Schmid.


Univoltine; hibernation as half grown larva in its case in the litter.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Baldizzone (2004a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Schmid (2019a), Vávra (2016a).

Last modified 20.v.2021