Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fomoria luisae

Fomoria luisae (Klimesch, 1978)

Fomoria luisae mine

Hypericum calycinum, Thrace; from Klimesch (1978a).


Egg at the upper surface of the leaf. Here begins a very thin and tortuous corridor that is almost entirely filled with frass. The corridor abruptly widens into a blotch, where the frass is deposited in the centre. Pupation in a silken cocoon within the mine, that causes the mine to bulge somewhat. The cocoon is elongate-oval, light brown, and connected by a silken tube to the spot in the lower epidermis where the imago is to appear.


Hypericaceae, monophagous

Hypericum calycinum.


Larvae were collected in May.

distribution within Europe

Thrace (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Ectoedemia luisae.


Klimesch (1978a), A & Z Lastuka (2000b), van Nieukerken (1986a).

Last modified 2.iii.2018