Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Parafomoria halimivora

Parafomoria halimivora van Nieukerken, 1985

on Cistus


Oviposition at the leaf upperside. Very narrow tortuous corridor, the first section even hardly visible; frass in a thick central line, almost filling the width of the gallery. Pupation outside the mine, exit slit in upper epidermis.

host plants

Cistaceae, monophagous

Cistus atriplicifolius, halimifolius, lasianthus subsp. alyssoides, ocymoides.


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

Iberian Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2009).


Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2005b, 2009b), van Nieukerken (1985b, 1986a), van Nieukerken, Laštůvka & Laštuvka (2004a, 2006a).

Last modified 17.v.2020