Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Prasocuris junci

Prasocuris junci (Brahm, 1790)

brooklime leaf beetle, black leaf beetle

on Veronica

parasite

Larvae free on the leaves. Eggs are deposited singly in the hollow stem. Also the pupation takes place inside the stem.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Veronica anagallis-aquatica, beccabunga, catenata.

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva

See Hennig

pupa

See Steinhausen (2001b).

references

Bukejs (2009h), Hennig (1938a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2008a), Steinhausen (2001b), Troukens (2012b).

Last modified 10.x.2020