Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trachys subglaber

Trachys subglaber Rey, 1891

Coleoptera, Buprestidae


Probably indistinguishable from the mine of T. troglodytes.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, ? oligophagous

Knautia arvensis; Scabiosa canescens, columbaria; Sixalix atropurpurea; Succisa pratensis.

Because of confusion with T. troglodytes the list of host plants is unreliable. According to Levey only Succisa comes into consideration.


<>Not known from the Benelux countries(Fauna Europaea, 2016).

distribution within Europe

From Germany till Spain (Fauna Europaea, 2016); also Great Britain (Levey).


Trachys compressus Abeille de Perrin, 1891; Trachys troglodytes subglaber.

The Fauna Europaea considers subglaber a subapecies of troglodytes, but because in the UK, according to the experience of Levey, both species might co-occur this is improbable.


Cobos (1986a), Bilý (2002a), Levey (2012a), Sánchez Sobrino & Tolosa Sánchez (2005a), Verdugo Paez (1997a).


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