Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum inflativorella

Caryocolum inflativorella (Klimesch, 1938)

on Silene

Caryocolum inflativorella: galls on Silene vulgaris"

Silene vulgaris; from Klimesch (1938b): three galls with exit openings


conspicuous fusiform swelling of an internode. All frass is collected in the top and floor of the gall, covered by spinning. In the spacious gall chamber a greyish green caterpillar with a brownish black head and pronotum; pupation in the gall.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly (?) monophagous

Silene vulgaris.


Gnorimoschema, Lita, inflativorella.


Buhr (1965a), Huemer (1988b), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Klimesch (1938b, 1953b), Szőcs (1977a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020