Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Caryocolum schleichi

Caryocolum schleichi (Christoph, 1870)

on Dianthus


the stem is shortened and somewhat swollen; the leaves are bunched together; in the stem a larva (caterpillar) in a spacious gall chamber.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Dianthus arenarius, carthusianorum, lusitanus, sylvestris.


Caryocolum arenariella.


Buhr (1964a), Corley, Rosete, Romão ao (2015a), Huemer (1988b), Kaitila (1996a), Klimesch (1953b), Šumpich, Žemlička & Dvořák (2013a) .

Last modified 20.ii.2020