Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum fischerella

Caryocolum fischerella (Treitschke, 1833)

on Saponaria

parasite

Larvae gregarious in the young leaves, that have been spun into a conspicuous, almost spirally shaped wad. Pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Saponaria ocymoides, officinalis.

The reference to Silene latifolia by Klimesch is probably incorrect.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Pictures on Lepiforum.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Caryocolum fischerellum; Gnorimoschema, Lita, fischerella.

references

Baugnée & Snyers (2013a), Huemer (1988b), Kaitila (1996a, 1996a), Klimesch (1953b), Lepiforum (2019), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Schreurs & Groenen (2014a), Schütze (1931a), Wieser & Huemer (1999a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020