Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paradoxus osyridellus

Paradoxus osyridellus Stainton, 1869

on Osyris

Paradoxus osyridellus on Osyris alba

Osyris alba © Ruben Meert, in captivity (high concentration probably because of laboratory conditions)

Paradoxus osyridellus on Osyris alba

France, dép. Alpes-de-Haute Provence, Oreison, 15.vii.2021: bark mines

Paradoxus osyridellus on Osyris alba

mature larva

parasite

The young larvae for a few days mine in the bark of the stems; later they live freely in a thin web among the younger leaves and in the inflorescence.

host plants

Santalaceae, monophagous

Osyris alba.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2022).

references

Lepiforum (2022), Meert (2022b).

Last modified 3.vi.2022