Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ophiomyia melandryi

Ophiomyia melandryi de Meijere, 1924

on Silene


The larva lives as a borer in the pith of the stem.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene alba, dioica, flos-cuculi.


Probably univoltine.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Rear spiraculum with 12-13 papillae (Spencer, 1971a).


Beuk (2002a), Černý (2007a, 2011a), Černý, Andrade, Gonçalves & von Tschirnhaus (2018a), Cerny & Merz (2006a, 2007a), Černý & Vála (1996a, 1999a, 2006a), Černý, Vála & Barták (2001a, 2004a), Hering (1944d), Kabos (1971a), de Meijere (1924a), Pakalniškis (1994a), Papp & Černý (2015a), Robbins (1991a), Sasakawa (1961a), Séguy (1950a), Spencer (1964a, 1971a, 1972a), Surányi (1942a), von Tschirnhaus (1999a).

Last modified 14.xii.2018