Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Olibrus pygmaeus

Olibrus pygmaeus (Sturm, 1807)

on Filago, etc.


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, oligophagous

Crepis; Filago arvensis, gallica, germanica, minima; Leontodon.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2023).


Lienenbecker, Rehage & Terlutter (2007a), Thompson (1958a), Urban (1926b).

Last modified 7.v.2023