Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chilodes maritima

Chilodes maritima (Tauscher, 1806)

silky wainscoat

on Phragmites


the larva bores in the culm; according to some sources it primarily lives a carnivorous life.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Phragmites australis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Chilodes maritimus.


Ebert (ed., 1997b), Fernández Vidal (2014a), Huemer (2001a), Huemer & Mayr (1999a), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2000b), Sammut, Sammut, Catania, ao (2003a).

Last modified 4.xii.2021