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.


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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Baldizzone (2004a), Schmid (2019a), Vávra (2016a).

Last modified 10.ii.2021