Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum blandella

Caryocolum blandella (Douglas, 1852)

short-barred groundling


Long narrow gallery close to the midrib. Older larvae live free among spun leaves or inflorescence.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stellaria holostea.


Larvae in April – June, mining in April Bland ao, 2002a).


BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

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

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Fennoscandia to Portugal, the Alps, and Hungary, and from Ireland to South Russia (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Body and thoracic legs yellowish green; head and prothoracic plate black; pinacula small, black (Bland ao, 2002a).


Lita, Gnorimoschema, Phthorimaea maculea auct.


Aarvik, Bakke, Berg ao (1997a), Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Burmann (1990a), Corley, Maravalhas & Passos de Carvalho (2006a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1988b), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Huisman & Koster (1999a), Huisman, Koster, van Nieukerken & Ulenberg (2001a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1954a), Kuchlein & Donner (1993a), Kuchlein & de Vos (1999a), van Nieukerken, Gielis, Huisman ao (1993a), Nowakowski (1954a), De Prins (1998a), Robbins (1991a), Schütze (1931a), Skala (1950a), Sønderup (1949a), Szőcs (1977a).

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