Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pegomya holosteae

Pegomya holosteae (Hering, 1924)


The first mine that is made is a long corridor that runs along the leaf margin towards the leaf tip, then turns back and descends while becoming wider. Later mines are more or less blotchy. Frass greenish black, often somewhat deliquescent. Pupation external.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Cerastium fontanum; Moehringia; Stellaria holostea.


Larvae in June (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia and Belarus to Spain, and from Britain to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Pegomya cerastii (Hering, 1931).


Beiger (1960a, 1965a, 1970a, 1979a), Buhr (1933a, 1964a), Eiseman (2018a), Hering (1924b, 1928a, 1931a, 1957a), Michalska (1970a, 1976a), Pont & Ackland (2009a), Séguy (1950a), Skala (1951a), Sønderup (1949a), Surányi (1942a), Suwa (1974a).

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