Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Auleutes epilobii

Auleutes epilobii (Paykull, 1800)

on Chamerion, Epilobium

Auleutes epilobii on Chamerion angustifolium: gall

Chamerion angustifolium, Wageningen-hoog, forestry Oostereng, 4.ix.2021 © Ben van As: vacated gall


up to 1.5 cm long, often one-sided, swelling of the stem, especially at the level of the inflorescence. Inside a single white weevil larva; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Onagraceae, oligophagous

Chamerion angustifolium; Epilobium hirsutum, montanum.

According to Rheinheimer & Hassler only on Chamerion.


Ceuthorrhynchus, Cnemogonus, epilobii.


Anderson (1997a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Houard (1909a), Menet (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tempère & Péricart (1989a), Tomasi (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.xi.2023