Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sibinia femoralis

Sibinia femoralis Germar, 1824

on Silene

gall

The larvae feed on the developing seeds, ultimately dropping to the ground for pupation.
That the species would cause stem galls, as is stated by Buhr, is incorrect.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene colorata, conica, neglecta, niceensis, nutans, otites, portensis, pseudatocion, sericea.

larvae and pupae

detailed description by Skuhrovec ao.

references

Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Cunev (2013a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1988a), Hoffmann (1954a), Houard (1908a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Skuhrovec, Gosik, Caldara & Košťál (2015a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

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