Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Strongylogaster multifasciata

Strongylogaster multifasciata (Geoffroy, 1785)

on ferns


Larvae free on the leaves.

host plants

narrowly polyphagous

Dryopteris filix-mas; Onoclea struthiopteris; Polystichum; Pteridium aquilinum.

Macek found the larva exclusively on Pteridium aquilinum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Macek.


Strongylogaster lineata (Christ, 1791).


Prior to their pupation the fully grown, green larvae make stellate gallery systems in the bark of pines (Schedl, 1980b).


Aguiar, Cravo & Gonçalves (2017a), Beneš & Holuša (2015a), Benson (1961a), Berland (1947a), Haris (2012a, 2018a), Hoop (1983a), Macek (2010a, 2012c), Pschorn-Walcher & Altenhofer (2000a), Liston, Jacobs & Prous (2015a), Liston & Späth (2008a), Mol (2021a), Savina & Chevin (2012a), Schedl (1980b, 1987a), Schwarz (2005a), Taeger, Altenhofer, Blank, ao (1998a), Zombori (1976a).

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