Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Alloclemensia mesospilella

Alloclemensia mesospilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)


Oviposition lower-surface. From here a slender, long corridor winds through the leaf. The corridor widens rather suddenly into a full depth blotch. From this blotch a circular excision is cut, in which the larva then is able to move freely over the leaf, and starts making fleck mines. When the case becomes too small to accommodate the growing larva, a new case is cut out af such a fleck mine.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, oligophagous

Ribes alpinum, uva-crispa; Saxifraga rotundifolia.

Kovács & Kovács moreover mention Geum rivale.


Larvae from June (Hering, 1957a). Hibernation, in a case, as full-grown larva.


BE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

NE recorded (van Nieukerken ao, 1993a;, 2009).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and northern Russia tot the Pyrenees, Italy, and Romania (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Incurvaria trimaculella Herrich-Schäffer, 1854.


Bengtsson (2008a), Burmann (1987a), Deutsch (2012a), Hering (1924a,b, 1957a), Huber (1969a), Kovács & Kovács (2000a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Kurz (2016a), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Schmid (20199a).

Last modified 10.ii.2021