Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dystebenna stephensi

Dystebenna stephensi (Stainton, 1849)

oak cosmet

on oak, sweet chestnut


The larvae bore under the living bark of heavy, old, trees; orange frass is ejected. Pupation in the gallery,

host plants

Fagaceae, oligophagous

Castanea; Quercus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Emmet & Langmaid (2002b), Koster & Sinev (2003a).

Last modified 8.viii.2019