Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophraella communa

Ophraella communa Le Sage, 1986

on Ambrosia, etc.


Larvae and adults free on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly olig ophagous

Ambrosia artemisiifolia, confertifolia, psilostachya; Helianthus annuus, tuberosus; Parthenium hysterophorus; Xanthium orientale subsp. italicum, strumarium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


North American species, first observation in in Europe in Italy, 2013.


Farina (2015a), Palmer & Goeden (1991a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020