Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aethes bilbaensis

Aethes bilbaensis (Rössler, 1877)

samphire conch

on Apiaceae


The larva lives freely on the umbels after flowering has ended, feeding on the fruits. Then it bores into a stem, awaiting the hibernation; there also the pupation.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Astydamia latifolia; Carum carvi, verticillatum; Crithmum maritimum; Daucus carota.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Fazekas (2008a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Hellers (2016b), Klimesch (1987a), Kovács & Kovács (2006a), Razowski (1962a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a), Wullaert (2018a).

Last modified 14.i.2023