Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aphytobius sphaerion

Aphytobius sphaerion (Boheman, 1845)

on Arenaria, Silene

Aphytobius sphaerion: mine on Silene nutans

from Stejskal & Krátký.


Full depth, wide, unbranched gallery. To judge by the picture the lara is capable to leave the mine and restart elsewhere, Larva squat, legless, with a distinct head.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Arenaria montana; Silene alba, gallica, nutans, viscaria, vulgaria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Hemiphytobius sphaerion.


Arzanov & Korotyaev (2013a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Dieckmann (1972a), Stejskal & Krátký (2007a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 21.ix.2020