Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Alucita huebneri

Alucita huebneri Wallengren, 1859

on Scabiosa


The larva lives inside the flower, feeding on the developing seeds. Houard, who states that the larva is responsible for dark red, fleshy swellings of the stem probably was mistaken with A. grammodactyla.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Scabiosa canescens, columbaria, ochroleuca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Orneodes huebneri.


Béguinot (2002f, 2006b), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Fazekas (2010a), Houard (1909a [“hübneri”]), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 26.viii.2018