Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Psylliodes napi

Psylliodes napi (Fabricius, 1792)

on Brassicaceae


Under normal circumstances the larva is a stem borer. Exceptionally they may enter the petiole and midrib, and make from there a short corridor in the leaf blade. Mainly in damp situations (Hering, 1957a).

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Alliaria petiolata; Barbarea vulgaris; Brassica oleracea; Cardamine amara, flexuosa, impatiens, pratensis; Coincya wrightii; Crambe maritima; Erucastrum; Erysimum humile; Isatis tinctoria; Lunaria rediviva; Nasturtium officinale; Rorippa; Sinapis alba, pubescens.


Larvae in September, October (Hering, 1957a); univoltine, hibernation as adult (Cox, 2007a).


BE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE observed (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, including the British Isles (Cox, 2007a; Fauna Europaea, 2007; Warchalowski, 2003a).


See Cox (1998a).


Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Bastazo, Vela & Petitpierre (1993a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Buhr (1933a, 1964a), Bukejs (2009g)m Bukejs, Tamutis, Ferenca & Alekseev (2012a), Cox (1998a, 2007a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Doguet (1994a), Farina (2015a), Hering (1957a), Houard (1908a), Jolivet (1953a), Konstantinov & Vandenberg (1996a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Petitpierre (1981a, 1999a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Pozsgai (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Roskam (2009a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Steinhausen (2001a), Tomasi (2014a), Warchalowski (2003a).

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