Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thamnurgus euphorbiae

Thamnurgus euphorbiae (Küster, 1845)

on Euphorbia


The larvae bore in the stem. According to Houard this results in a club-like swelling of the stem, but this is not repeated by later authors. Univoltine; hibernation as adults in the dried stems.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia amygdaloides, characias & subsp. wulfenii, cyparissias, dendroides, esula & subsp. tommasiana, seguieriana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Houard (1909a), Campobasso, Terragitti, Colonnelli ao (2004a), Campobasso, Terragitti, Mann & Quimby (2004b), Lampe (2018), Mandelshtam, Petrov & Korotyaev (2012a), Nikulina, Mandelshtam, Petrov, ao (2015a), Stevanonić (1998a).

Last modified 17.xi.2020