Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glaucolepis alypella

Glaucolepis alypella (Klimesch, 1975)

on Globularia

Glaucolepis alypella mine

Globularia alypum; Spain, Mallorca; uit Klimesch (1975a)

Glaucolepis alypella: vacated mine on Globularia alypum

Globularia alypum, France, Corse, Paslasca © Stéphane Claerebout

Glaucolepis alypella: occupied mine on Globularia alypum

occupied mine


Oviposition at the underside of the base of the midrib. The mine begins as an inconspicuous whitish corridor with yellow brown frass. Next the corridor runs, somewhat wavy, along the leaf margin with a black frass line that varies in width but never takes the full width of the corridor. The corridor mostly in the end switches from upper-surface to lower-surface or vice versa. Exit slit usually upper-surface. Recognisable mines generally in the larger leaves: small leaves are completely and unrecognisably mined out.


Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Globularia alypum.

distribution within Europe

Spain (mainland and Mallorca), France (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Yellow, head capsule light brown.


Trifurcula alypella.

Klimesch (1975a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2011a), Z & A Laštůvka (2009b), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a).

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