Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceutorhynchus erysimi

Ceutorhynchus erysimi (Fabricius, 1787)


The larva bores in the petiole, less often in the midrib, and from either the leaf base or the midrib corridors fan into the leaf. The larva may move from one leaf to the other by way of the stem. Mainly in the ground leaves. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Capsella bursa-pastoris.

Also observed as an external miner on kohlrabi (Brassica) stems.


Larvae from March till May.


BE observed (, 2010a).

NE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

LUX observed (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

All Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1971a, 1972a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Günthart (1949a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Hering (1957a), Hoebeke & Griffin (2015a), Nilsson (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Vorst (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 20.xii.2021