Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trachystyphlus alpinus

Trachystyphlus alpinus Penecke, 1894)


Full depth blotch? Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Cerastium alpinum, latifolium; Silene vulgaris.

Silene seems second choice.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2013).

distribution within Europe

Alpine Chain, Tatra; high alpine.


Trachysoma alpinum.
In the Tatra lives the subspecies T. a. beigerae (Smreczynski, 1975), that also is considered a distinct species; it lives on Cerastium latifolium.


Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Dieckmann (1986a), Michalska Myssura & Walczak (2010a), Stejskal (2009a).

Last modified 27.iv.2019