Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Livia crefeldensis

Livia crefeldensis Mink, 1855

on Carex

Livia crefeldensis: gall on Carex cf disticha

Carex cf disticha, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gembloux, 5.ix.2018 © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Livia crefeldensis: female imago

female, lateral

Livia crefeldensis: female imago

female, dorsal


the stem bears laterally a short side branch with shortened internodes, bearing a bunch of short, broad, imbricate, often yellowed leaves. Cause by flattened, oval, orange brown larvae.

host plants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Carex arenaria, disticha, spicata.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago on the host plant.


Diraphia crefeldensis.


den Bieman, Malenovský, Burckhardt & Heijerman (2019a), Buhr (1964b), Burckhardt (2002a), Hodkinson (2009a), Ossiannilsson (1992a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), White & Hodkinson (1982a).

Last modified 12.xii.2019