Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum albifaciella

Caryocolum albifaciella (Heinemann, 1870)

on Silene


The larva causes window feeding and eats holes in young leaves that have been spun together. Here also the pupation.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene ? baccifera, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Body dark greenish grey; head black; prothoracic plate back with light suture; first abdominal segment dark greenish grey.


Huemer (1993a), Huemer & Mayr (2000a), Huemer & Wieser (2000a).

Last modified 17.ii.2023