Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphenoptera pilosula

Sphenoptera pilosula Jakovlev, 1887

on Salsola, etc.


The larvae bore in the branches, descending towards the root crown and the roots, where the pupation takes place.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Salsola oppositifolia, vermiculata; Suaeda vera.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2021).


López Vergara, Baena & Castro Tovar (2015a), Murria Beltrán & Murria Beltrán (2005a), Théry (1926a), Verdugo (2005a), Verdugo & Coello (2001a), Verdugo Páez (2002a).

Last modified 7.iv.2021