Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pyropteron muscaeformis

Pyropteron muscaeformis (Esper, 1783)

thrift clearwing

on Armeria


The larvae bore in the roots, ultimately killing the host plant.

host plants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Armeria arenaria, canescens, maritima.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski.


Chamaespecia, Synansphecia, muscaeformis; Ch. aestivata (Králíček, 1969).


Bachelard (2014a), Bąkowski (2013b), Bartsch (2003a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Ebert (ed., 1997a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2010a), Pühringer & Kallies (2004a).

Last modified 10.ii.2020