Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glaucolepis sanctibenedicti

Glaucolepis sanctibenedicti (Klimesch, 1979)

on Bupleurum

Glaucolepis sanctibenedicti: mines on Bupleurum fruticescens

mine on Bupleurum fruticecescens (bottom) and B. fruticescens subsp. spinosum (top) (from Laštůvka, Laštůvka & van Nieukerken).


Oviposition on upper or lower side. Mine a corridor of 30-40 mm, mostly starting in or near the tip of the leaf and winding in two loops along the parallel leaf veins. The mine is upper-surface and whitish, resembling a Diptera mine. Frass in a narrow, dark brown or black, often interrupted, central line, occupying c. 1/3 of the width of the corridor (in old mines the frass has turned light brown). Pupation external, exit slit in upper epidermis.


Apiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Bupleurum fruticescens & subsp. spinosum.


Probably bivoltine.

distribution within Europe



Amber yellow, head light brown.


Trifurcula sanctibenedicti.


Klimesch (1979b), Laštůvka Laštůvka (2011a, 2014a), Laštůvka, Laštůvka & van Nieukerken (2013a), van Nieukerken (1986a).

Last modified 2.iii.2018