Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum repentis

Caryocolum repentis Huemer & Luquet, 1992


Young larvae make an inconspicuous blotch from the base till the tip of a leaf; frass is ejected through the entrance opening. Later the larva lives free, between a number of young leaves that are held together by spinning.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Gypsophila repens.


Larvae in early May till late June, depending on the altitude.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

Alps and Spanish mountains, up to 2400 m.

larva, pupa

Body yellowish green, 6-7 mm, head and prothoracic plate black. See Schmid


Caryocolum, Lita, repentella auct.


Burmann (1990a), Elsner, Huemer & Tokár (1999a), Haslberger, Grünewald, Lichtmannecker, ao (2012a), Huemer (1998b), Huemer & Karsholt (2010a), Huemer & Luquet (1992a), Huemer & Wieser (2000a), Klimesch (1954a), Schmid (2019a), Thomann (1956a).

Last modified 17.ii.2023