Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cosmardia moritzella

Cosmardia moritzella (Treitschke, 1835)

on Silene


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

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

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


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

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Huemer & Erlebach.


Lita moritzella.


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

Last modified 28.i.2021