Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oscinella pusilla

Oscinella pusilla (Meigen, 1830)

on Poaceae


biology like that of Oscinella frit, distinguishable from that species only after breeding.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agropyron”; Elytrigia repens; Hordeum murinum, vulgare; Lolium; Phalaris; Poa; Schedonorus arundinaceus subsp. orientalis, pratensis; Secale cereale; Triticum turgidum subsp. durum; Zea mays.

Preference for Hordeae.


Oscinella grossa Mesnil, 1935.


Buhr (1964bm 1965a), Nartshuk & Andersson (2012a), Nartshuk & Panteleeva (2017a), Roskam (2019a).

Last modified 4.iv.2020