Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmardia moritzella

Cosmardia moritzella (Treitschke, 1835)

on Silene

parasite

The larvae live in the flowers, feeding on the ovary.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Silene alba, dioica, flos-jovis, latifolia, vulgaris.

phenology

Pupation probably in the soil. Hibernation as imago (Wieser & Huemer).

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Huemer & Erlebach.

synonyms

Lita moritzella.

references

Corley, Marabuto, Maravalhas ao (2009a), Huemer & Erlebach (2003b), Wegner, Kayser & van Loh (2007a), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Thomann (1956a), Wieser & Huemer (1997a), Wullaert (2017a).

Last modified 18.ii.2020