Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum fibigerium

Caryocolum fibigerium Huemer, 1988


Young larvae sometimes make a short linear leaf mine; later they live between two young spun leaves. Pupation in autumn.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Arenaria montana.


Active larvae from November to mid December.

distribution within Europe

Mediterranean zone, from Iberia to Greece.


body dull grey-green with dull orange-brown dorsal, lateral and interrupted spiracar lines; head and prothoracic plate black; pinacula black.


Corley (2002a, 2005a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso ao (2012a), Huemer (1988b), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020