Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella geimontani

Stigmella geimontani (Klimesch, 1940)

Stigmella geimontani mine

Geum montanum, Austria, 2000 m; from Klimesch (1980a)


Egg at the underside of a leaf close to the ground. The mine is a corridor, rather contorted at first, strongly broadened towards the end. Frass initially in a coarse, often interrupted central line, broadly scattered in the later part of the mine. The mines sometimes are hard to distinguish from those of St. pretiosa.


Rosaceae, monophagous

Geum montanum.


Mines in the second half of July (usually mid September to mid October in St. pretiosa) (Johansson ao, 1990a).

distribution within Europe

Austrian Alps, above 1700 m (Johansson ao, 1990a).




Johansson ao (1990a), Klimesch (1940b, 1981a, 1990b), A & Z Laštuvka (1997a), Maček (1999a), van Nieukerken (1986a), van Nieukerken, Mutanen & Doorenweerd (2012a).

Last modified 16.iv.2023