Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Olibrus castaneus

Olibrus castaneus Baudi, 1870

on Dittrichia


Adults on the flower heads, feeding on the pollen. Biology of the larvae as yet unknown, perhaps they feed on the ripening achenes.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Dittrichia viscosa.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Urban (1926b).

Last modified 7.v.2023