Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chamaesphecia leucopsiformis

Chamaesphecia leucopsiformis (Esper, 1800)

on Euphorbia


The larva bores in the roots.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia cyparissias.


The larva lives for one year, feeding in late summer and spring of the following year.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.


Bąkowski (2013b), Ebert (ed., 1977a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Toševski, Gassmann & Schroeder (1996a).

Last modified 26.ix.2018