Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Olibrus gerhardti

Olibrus gerhardti Erichson, 1845

on Senecio


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

Senecio nemorensis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Urban (1926b).

Last modified 7.v.2023