Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xenostrongylus histrio

Xenostrongylus histrio Wollaston, 1854

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Short gallery, continued in, and mostly overrun by, a later blotch of two square cm at most. The blotch is full-depth, except its centre, which is lower-surface and therefore remains green. Here the larva withdraws during feeding pauses. Pupation external.

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Diplotaxis catholica, erucoides.


Larvae from March on.

distribution within Europe

Madeira, Selvagens (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Hering (1957a), de Peyerimhoff (2010a).

Last modified 4.viii.2020