Caryocolum alsinella (Zeller, 1868)

narrow groundling


The young larvae mine, but the mine is not described. Later they live in the inflorescence, that is spun together (Bland ao, 2002a).


Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Arenaria montana; Cerastium arvense, diffusum, fontanum, semidecandrum; Minuartia verna; Moehringia; Stellaria.


Mining larvae in May (Bland ao, 2002a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE recorded (Kuchlein & de Vos, 1999a;, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, but seems to be mising in Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body yellow or light green, head black; pronotum reddish brown with a black plate; pinacula minute, black


Bland, Heckford & Langmaid (2002a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Klimesch (1954a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), Leutsch (2011a) van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), De Prins (1998a), Wegner (2013a).

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