Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrolabis buhri

Macrolabis buhri Stelter, 1956

on Stellaria


The topmost pair of leaves is unstalked, somewhat smaller, and thickened; the two are adpressed like a pair of shells. In the pouch that is thus formed some, initially white, later lemon yellow larvae. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stellaria nemorum.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2005b, 2010a, 2021a: 173), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Neacsu (1972a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a).

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