Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cauchas albiantennella

Cauchas albiantennella (Burmann, 1943)

on Arabis, ? etc.


Oviposition in a silique. After the young larva has fed on a seed it makes an opening in the wall and extruded the frass that has been produced, using it to make an initial case. Next it lives in the litter, in the gradually enlarged case

host plants

Brassicaceae, ? monophagous

Arabis hirsuta; ? Biscutella laevigata.


Univoltine; hibernation as fully fed larva.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Nel (2006a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 10.ii.2021