Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Capperia fusca

Capperia fusca (Hofmann, 1898)

on Marrubium, Stachys


The larvae of the first generation live freely on the lives; those of the second generation feed on the flowers and fruits.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Marrubium vulgare; Stachys alpina, cretica subsp. cassia, ? recta.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pop

See Nel; pictures on Lepiforum, Schmid.


The population on Marrubium is considered a distinct species, viz. Capperia marrubii Adamczewski, 1951, by some authors.


Bigot & Picard (2009a), Fazekas (2007a), Gielis (996a), Huemer (2005a), Nel (1996a), Schmid (2019a), d’Urso, Marchese & Nel (2008a), Wieser (2018a).

Last modified 27.i.2023