Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytometra viridaria

Phytometra viridaria (Clerck, 1759)

small purple-barred

on Polygala


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Polygalaceae, monophagous

Polygala serpyllifolia, vulgaris.

Also reported from Pedicularis sylvatica (Orobanchaceae).

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Dapporto (1998a), Ebert (ed., 2003a), Koren, Vukotić & Črne (2015a) , Lepiforum (2021).

Last modified 11.vii.2021