Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chamaesphecia masariformis

Chamaesphecia masariformis (Ochsenheimer, 1808)

on Scrophularia, Verbascum


The larva bores in the stem, strongly weakening or even killing the plant. In the autumn the base of the stem is cut off; in the spring pupation takes place in the stump.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, oligophagous

Scrophularia canina; Verbascum lycnitis, nigrum, pulverulentum, sinuatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Chamaesphecia odyneriformis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1846).


Bartsch & Pühringer (2005a), Bella, Bartsch & Laštůvka (2017a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2018a), Toševski in litt. (2018).

Last modified 26.ix.2018