Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brachycolus cerastii

Brachycolus cerastii (Kaltenbach, 1846)

on Cerastium

Brachycolus cerastii on Cerastium fontanum

Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Paliseul, Fays-les-Veneurs, © Sébastien Carbonelle

Brachycolus cerastii gall on Cerastium fontanum

Cerastium fontanum, Belgium, prov. Luxembourg, Saint-Hubert © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Brachycolus cerastii gall on Cerastium fontanum

older gall


the aphids in the gall are dirty green, dusted white, c. 2 mm. There is no host plant alternation.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Cerastium arvense, diffusum, fontanum & subsp. vulgare, glomeratum, ligusticum, sylvaticum, tomentosum.


Aphis cerastii.


Barbagallo & Massimino Cocuzza (2014a) , Blackman & Eastop (2017), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dietrich (2016a), Heie (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Houard (1908a), Petrović (1998a), Rakauskas & Trukšinaitė (2011a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 11.viii.2023