Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chamaesphecia palustris

Chamaesphecia palustris Kautz, 1927

on Euphorbia


De larva bores in the roots. In the autumn the full grown larva makes an up to 40 cm long tunnel up in the stem of the plant, and prepares an exit opening. He hibernates back in the roots, but pupates in the spring, without forming a cocoon, close to the exit opening.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, monophagous

Euphorbia palustris.


Th larva lives for one year.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).


Toševski, Gassmann & Schroeder (1996a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2018a), Pühringer (2004a).

Last modified 26.ix.2018