Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chamaesphecia astatiformis

Chamaesphecia astatiformis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1846)

on Euphorbia


The larva bores in the roots; preference for young plants.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Euphorbia esula, salicifolia.


The larva lives one year, hibernates in the gallery and pupates in spring.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Toševski, Gassmann & Schroeder (1996a) .

Last modified 26.ix.2018