Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum fraternella

Caryocolum fraternella (Douglas, 1851)

mouse-ear groundling

on Cerastium, Stellaria


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).


Gnorimoschema fraternella, fraternellum.


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