Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chyliza leptogaster

Chyliza leptogaster (Panzer, 1798)

polyphagous on trees and shrubs


From fresh bark wound, like these are made by woodpeckers, the larva settle in the cambium. Remnants of mouldy frass and saw dust are visible as dark spots in the later wood.

host plants

Acer campestre, platanoides, pseudoplatanus, saccharinum; Betula pendula; Carpinus betulus; Crataegus laevigata; Fagus sylvatica; Forsythia x intermedia; Frangula alnus; Fraxinus excelsior; Liriodendron tulipifera; Physocarpus opulifolius; Populus alba, tremula; Prunus serotina, spinosa; Quercus petraea, robur, rubra; Robinia pseudoacacia; Salix caprea; Sambucus nigra; Sorbus aucuparia, mougeotii; Tilia cordata, platyphyllos; Ulmus glabra, minor.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva and pupa

Chyliza leptogaster: larva, pupa

larva (lateral and dorsal) and pupa (from Dengler, 1997a)


In the experience of Dengler the larvae and pupae cannot, end the adults only with difficulty, be distinguished from Chyliza nova Collin, 1944. What is written above therefore actually applies to the complex of both species.


Bygebjerg, Munk & Elnif (2011a), Collin (1944a), Dengler (1997a), Houard (1908a), Shatalkin & Merz (2010a), Sheppard (2003a), Spooner & Bowdrey (2012a).

Last modified 5.iii.2021