Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrolabis buhri

Macrolabis buhri Stelter, 1956

Diptera, Cecidomyiidae

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.


Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stellaria nemorum.


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


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