Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Marasmarcha oxydactylus

Marasmarcha oxydactylus (Staudinger, 1869)

on Ononis


Young larvae bore in buds and stems, later they live freely on the plants.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Ononis cristata, natrix, rotundifolia, ? spinosa subsp. austriaca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

See Nel, Schmid.


Marasmarcha oxydactyla; M. wullschlegeli Müller-Rütz, 1914.


Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Burmann (1986a), Gielis (1996a), Klimesch (1950c), Nel (1996a), Schmid (2019a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 27.i.2023