Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lobesia littoralis

Lobesia littoralis (Westwood & Humphreys, 1845)

shore marble

on thrift


Larvae in the flower heads; the larvae of the spring generation sometimes also in a silken tube on young shoots.

host plants

Plumbaginaceae, monophagous

Armeria maritima, pungens.


Bivoltine; hibernation probably as egg.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body light greyish green to dark brown; head dark brown to black; thoracic feet black (Hancock & Bland)


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a)
, Hancock & Bland (2015b), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Rickert (2010a, 2011a), Viejo Montesinos, González Granados & Gómez de Aizpurua (2014a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 24.v.2021