Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Psylliodes hyoscyami

Psylliodes hyoscyami (Linnaeus, 1758)

henbase fllea beetle

on Hyoscyamus, etc.


The larve bores in the stem and underground parts of the plant. Under exceptional circumstances the larva may enter the petiole or midrib, and then sometimes excursions, in the form of short galleries, are made into the leaf disk. Pupation in the ground.

host plants

Solanaceae, monophagous

Atropa bella-donna; Datura; Hyoscyamus albus aureus, niger; Solanum dulcamara.


BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

NE recorded (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

Almost all of Europe, except Ireland and the eastern Mediterranean (Fauna Europaea, 2011).


See Steinhausen (2002a).


Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Baviera & Biondi (2015a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Bukejs (2009g), Cox (1998a), Furth (1983a), Hering (1957a), Hubble (2014a), Jolivet (1953a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a)m Steinhausen (2002a).

Last modified 28.iii.2021