Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glaucolepis stoechadella

Glaucolepis stoechadella (Klimesch, 1975)


Oviposition at the base of the petiole of a young leaf. From there a very fine, upper-surface corridor enters the leaf, makes a full tour around the leaf margin, descends via petiole and stem to the leaf below. The same procedure is repeated two more times. Only in the third, latest leaf the mine has become full depth. Here the mine is vacated through an exit slit in the lower epidermis. Frass initially in an extremely narrow line that fills the entire gallery, later in a broad black central line that leaves as broad clear zone at either side.


Lamiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lavandula stoechas.


Larvae found in the second half of February.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Western Mediterranean: from France and the Iberian Peninsula to Corsica and Italy (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Yellow, head light brown.


Trifurcula stoechadella.


Klimesch (1975a), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a, 2008a, 2014a), van Nieukerken, A & Z Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a).

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