Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphaleroptera alpicolana

Sphaleroptera alpicolana (Frölich, 1830)

on Minuartia, Saxifraga, Silene

parasite

Larvae in silken tubes among the plants.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, Saxifragaceae, restricted polyphagous

Silene acaulis; Minuartia verna; Saxifraga aphylla, exarata, oppositifolia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Whitebread.

references

Lepiforum (2020), Thomann (1956a), Whitebread (2006a).

Last modified 21.ii.2020