Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mantura rustica

Mantura rustica (Linnaeus, 1766)


Full depth blotch with broad extensions; small leaves can be entirely mined out. Older mines brown. Frass in grains, dispersed in the mine. Pupation outside the mine. In Rumex the mine generally is situated at the leaf margin.

host plants

Polygonceae, oligophagous

Persicaria dubia; Polygonum aviculare; Rheum hybridum, rhabarbarum; Rumex acetosa, acetosella, conglomeratus, crispus, obtusifolius.

P. aviculare is the main host plant.


Larvae in July (Hering, 1957a); one generation, hibernation as adult (Cox, 2007a).


BE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE observed (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Spain, Italy and Romania to the UK, Norway and Russia (Cox, 2007a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Colour orange: Doguet (1994a); Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a).


Beenen & (Winkelman, 1993), Biondi (1994b), Buhr (1933a), Bukejs (2009a), Cox (2007a), Doguet (1994a), Gök & Çilbiroğlu (2004a), Hering (1930a, 1957a), Hubble (2010a), Huber (1969a), Maček (1999a), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), Petitpierre (1999a), Pozsgai (2005a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Robbins (1991a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a).

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