Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lilioceris merdigera

Lilioceris merdigera (Linnaeus, 1758)

onion beetle

on Allium, etc.

parasite

Larva communal, free on the leaves. They are entirely covered by a sticky mantle of frass and secretion. Pupation in a cocoon in the soil.

host plants

Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Allium cepa, sativum, schoenoprasum, ursinum; Convallaria majalis; Polygonatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2001b).

references

Biondi (1994b), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Kofler (2011a), Maican & Serafim (2016a), Pozsgai (2005a), Regalin, Bezděk, Penati & Ciapponi (2006a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (1990a, 2001b), Vig (1997a).

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