Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Calyciphora nephelodactyla

Calyciphora nephelodactyla (Eversmann, 1844)

on Cirsium


Larvae free at the undersides of the laves, causing conspicuous window feeding.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Cirsium eriophorum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum; see also Nel, Patočka & Turčáni.


Alucita nephelodactyla.


Burmann (1986a), Gielis (1996a), Lepiforum (2020), Nel (1996a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 15.ii.2020