Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum fraternella

Caryocolum fraternella (Douglas, 1851)

mouse-ear groundling

on Cerastium, Stellaria

parasite

The larva bores inn a young shoot, that shows “gall-like growth” (Bland ao). The larva may handle several shoots.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Cerastium arvense, fontanum & subsp. vulgare; Stellaria alsine, graminea, holostea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Gnorimoschema fraternella, fraternellum.

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Corley, Merckx, Cardoso ao (2012a), Corley, Rosete, Marabuto ao (2014a), Huemer (1988b), Huisman & Koster (1997a), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1954a), Opheim (1977a), Sch├╝tze (1931a), Wullaert (2017a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020