Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phalonidia gilvicomana

Phalonidia gilvicomana (Zeller, 1847)

wall-lettuce conch

on Lactuca, Lapsana


The larva feeds on the developing fruits; while young and small it is hidden by the pappus. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Lactuca muralis; Lapsana communis.


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

Last modified 18.x.2019