Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stigmella sanguisorbae

Stigmella sanguisorbae (Wocke, 1865)


Egg deposited at the underside of the leaf, close to the leaf margin. Around the oviposition site the leaf turns red. The mine is a gradually widening corridor. For the first 1.5-2 cm it runs precisely along the leaf margin, even into the serrations. Then the corridor doubles and makes a secondary blotch. Frass over the entire length in a diffuse central line. Pupation external.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Sanguisorba officinalis.


Larvae from August till October (Hering, 1957a; Johansson ao, 1990a).


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

distribution within Europe

From Germany and Poland to Switzerland, Austria, and Hungary (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Yellowish green.


Extremely rare and endangered (Johansson ao, 1990a).


Diškus & Stonis (2012a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1986a, 1988a), Huemer & Mayr (1999a), Johansson ao (1990a), Kasy (1965a, 1985a), Laštuvka & Laštuvka (1997a), Liška ao (2000a), van Nieukerken (1986a), Nowakowski (1954a), Segerer (2001a), Skala (1939a), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 20.viii.2022