Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum junctella

Caryocolum junctella (Douglas, 1851)

confluent groundling

mine

Young larvae make mines, but the mines have not been described. Older larvae live among the tips of the shoots, that are spun together.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Cerastium arvense, glomeratum; Stellaria graminea, media.

phenology

Larvae in May – early June (Bland ao, 2002a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Phegea, 2010).

NE not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

Most of Europe; absent from Ireland and the Mediterranean Islands, probably also from the Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

larva

Body, including the anal plate, apple green; head black; prothoracic plate and thoracic feet blackish brown (Bland ea, 2002a).

references

Bland, Corley, Emmet ao (2002a), Huemer (1988b), Klimesch (1954a, 1989a), Opheim (1977a), De Prins (1998a).

Last modified 20.ii.2020