Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hysterophora maculosana

Hysterophora maculosana (Haworth, 1811)

bluebell conch

on bluebell


The larvae bore in the fruits. Several fruits are emptied; after a fruit has been entered, the entrance opening is closed with silk.

host plants

Asparagaceae, monophagous

Hyacinthoides non-scripta.


The larva hibernates in a dead plant stem.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Head light brown; prothoracic and anal plates black; abdomen white, with ferruginous dorsal, spiracular and two subspiracular lines; pinacula pale ferruginous.


Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Hancock & Bland (2015a).

Last modified 12.ix.2019