Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrolabis holosteae

Macrolabis holosteae Rübsaamen, 1917

on Stellaria

Macrolabis holosteae on Stellaria holostea

Stellaria holostea, Poland, Bialowieza, 2p14 © Sébastien Carbonelle


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 yellowish white larvae. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stellaria holostea.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gagné (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rübsaamen (1917a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (1999a, 2021a: 172), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Dauphin & Coutin (2005a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý, Skrzypczyńska & Szadziewski (2008a), Spungis (2003a).

Last modified 19.vii.2022