Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oryxolaemus scabiosus

Oryxolaemus scabiosus (Weise, 1889)


Primary full depth, whitish, blotch without a preceding corridor in the apical half of a leaflet; oviposition within the leaf tissue. All frass is deposited on floor and roof of an oval central section of the mine; this section puffs up and soon becomes a bean-shaped black cocoon.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Calicotome spinosa, villosa.

distribution within Europe

From Czechia and Slovakia to the Iberian Peninsula, Sardinia, Sicily, and Greece (Friedman & Freidberg, 2007a).


Kalcapion scabiosum.


Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Ehret (1990a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Giusto (1997a).

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