Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenoptilia aridus

Stenoptilia aridus (Zeller, 1847)

? polyphagous

parasite

The larvae live in the flowers.

host plants

Bellardia trixago; Chaenorhinum origanifolium; Coris monspeliensis; Erinus alpinus; Kickxia spuria; Misopates orontium; Pterocephalus virens; Scabiosa atropurpurea; Succisa pratensis.

It is not easy to believe that this various collection of plants, belonging to four families, is associated with one species. Gielis indicates that the taxonomy of St. aridus still is unsettled.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Nel

synonyms

Stenoptilia arida.

references

Arenberger & Baez (2011a), Bigot, Luquet, Nel & Picard (1990a), Bigot, Nel & Picard (2009a), Bella (2007a), Gielis (1996a), Nel (1996a).

Last modified 8.ii.2020