Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Craspedolepta subpunctata

Craspedolepta subpunctata (Foerster, 1848)

on Chamerion


the eggs are randomly deposited at the underside of the leaves; the young larvae drop to the ground and start feeding on the roots. Here a gall develops, consisting of a tangle of bleached, strongly branched, spiralled and swollen roots; the gall is about a cm in diameter. Only after hibernation the pale ochreous larvae of the final, 5th, instar migrate upwards, and live, without causing any galling on the leaves.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Chamerion angustifolium.


Neocraspedolepta subpunctata.


Baugnée, Burckhardt & Fassotte (2002a), den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Bird & Hodkinson (1999a, 2005a), Buhr (1964b), Burckhardt (1983a, 2002a), Conci, Rapisarda & Tamanini (1992a), Hellrigl (2004a), Hodkinson (1989a, 2009a), Hodkinson & White (1979a), Lauterer (1993a), Lauterer & Baudyš (1968a), Malenkovský & Lauterer (2012a), O’Connor & Malumphy (2011a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Rapisarda, Weigand, Braun & Eickermann (2022a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a)

Last modified 31.iii.2023