Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cavariella cicutae

Cavariella cicutae (Koch, 1854)

on Apiaceae


Apterae ± 2 mm, shining yellowish with two longitudinal green stripes. Living without host alternation in large colonies on upper parts of stems of aquatic plants.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica sylvestris; Berula; Cicuta; Selinum carvifolia; Sium.


Buga & Stekolshchikov report the species also from Salix x fragilis, which would imply that there indeed as an alternation of host.


Barbagallo, Binazzi, Pennacchio & Pollini (2011a), Blackman & Eastop (2018), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Heie (1995a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 25.i.2019