Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oxypteryx wilkella

Oxypteryx wilkella (Linnaeus, 1758)

painted neb

on Cerastium


Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

? polyphagous
Often associated with Cerastium fontanum & subsp. vulgare but probably this is only part of a mix of mosses and dwarf plants.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


pictures on Lepiforum.


Eulamprotes wilkella.


Bentley (2008a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a) Huemer (2012a), Huemer & Karsholt (2020a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Kaitila 1996a), Lepiforum (2021), Requena (2009a), Sinev & Shapoval (2015a), Wegner (2010a).

Last modified 18.viii.2021