Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macrosiphum stellariae

Macrosiphum stellariae Theobald, 1913

on Caryophyllaceae (etc.?)


Apterae 2-4 mm, yellowish green, green or red, all segments of appendages, including femora and siphunculi, having blackish apices. In small, loose colonies on young shoots.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Dianthus; Gypsophila; Moehringia; Myosoton aquaticum; Silene vulgaris; Stellaria graminea, holostea.

Records of plants from other families may concern pale specimens of Macrosiphum euphorbiae: Papaver; Ranunculus; Valeriana.


Macrosiphum sileneum Theobald, 1913; M. silenium (incorrect spelling).


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría, Carnero Hernández & Mier Durante (1977a), Nieto Nafría, Remaudière & Mier Durante (1991a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 27.i.2019