Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Olibrus liquidus

Olibrus liquidus Erichson, 1845

on Crepis

Olibrus liquidus on Crepis capillaris

Crepis capillaris, Beek-Ubbergen, 6.vii.2023 © Jochem Kühnen: ovipositing female


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

Crepis capillaris.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Lienenbecker, Rehage & Terlutter (2007a).

Last modified 19.vii.2023