Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fomoria deschkai

Fomoria deschkai (Klimesch, 1978)

Fomoria deschkai mines

Hypericum sp., Rhodes; uit Klimesch (1978b)

Fomoria deschkai mines

Hypericum triquetrifolium, Rhodes; uit Klimesch (1978b)


Egg at the leaf underside. The mine begins as a very narrow, mostly very tortuous corridor that is almost filled with frass. The corridor abruptly widens into a blotch, with central deposition of frass. The blotch can overrun most of the older corridor. Pupation within the mine, in an elongated silken cocoon; prior to pupation the larva has made a silken tube connecting the cocoon with the spot at the leaf underside where the adult moth is to appear.


Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum hircinum, triquetrifolium.


Probably several generations.

distribution within Europe

Greece (mainland, Aegean Islands) (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Light yellow, head brown.


Ectoedemia deschkai.


Klimesch (1978b), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2000b), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Doorenweerd, Hoare & Davis (2016a).

Last modified 2.iii.2018