Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Opsilia molybdaena

Opsilia molybdaena (Dalman, 1817)

on Cerinthe, etc.

parasite

Larvae in the stems.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Aegonychon purpurocaeruleum; Cerinthe; Cynoglossum; Echium; Lithospermum.

References to Chrysanthemum; Papaver rhoeas seem dubious.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

synonyms

Phytoecia molybdaena.

references

González Peña, Vives i Noguera & de Sousa Zuzarte (2007a), Hidalgo-Fontiveros (2010a), Kovács (1997a), Sláma (1998a).

Last modified 28.ix.2021