Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Opsilia coerulescens

Opsilia coerulescens (Scopoli, 1763)

on Echium

parasite

The larvae bore down in the peduncle; once full grown they hibernate in the dead root crown roots.

host plants

Boraginaceae, monophagous

Echium plantagineum, vulgare.

phenology

Univoltine,

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Phytoecia coerulescens.

references

Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a), Wapshere (1980a), Wapshere & Cullen (1984a).

Last modified 30.xi.2020