Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sibinia femoralis

Sibinia femoralis Germar, 1824

on Petrorhagia, Silene


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, oligophagous

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

larvae and pupae

detailed description by Skuhrovec ao.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Cunev (2013a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1988a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), 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), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.x.2020