Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cheilosia aerea

Cheilosia aerea Dufour, 1848

on mullein


The biology of the larva is undescribed; possibly it lives saprophagously from rotting leaves.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Verbascum densiflorum, nigrum, parviflorum, pulverulentum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Cheilosia zetterstedti (Becker, 1894).


Doczkal (1996a), Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Smit, Reemer & Renema (2001a), Speight (2017a).

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