Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Celypha striana

Celypha striana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

barred marble

on Taraxacum


Initially the larva lives under a web at the outside of the taproot; later it lives within. It may cause the death of the plant.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Taraxacum officinale.

The occurrence on Plantago lanceolata need further confirmation.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Argyroploce, Olethreutes, striana.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1979a), Corley, Rosete, Gonçalves ao (2016a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015b), Seven & Özdemir (2007a), Thomann (1956).

Last modified 26.ii.2023