Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oulema melanopus

Oulema melanopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

cereal leaf beetle

on grasses

Oulema melanopus: feeding pattern

feeding pattern (© K Cutler; from Roberts & Walenta)

Oulema melanopus: larva

larva with parasitoid (© Washington State Department of Agriculture; from Roberts & Walenta)

parasite

Larvae free on the leaves, their body covered by a mantle consisting of a mix of frass and secretion; cause linear window feeding.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Bromus; Festuca; Hordeum vulgare; Ochlopoa annua; Poa; Secale cereale; Triticum aestivum; Zea mays.

phenology

Univoltine, hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

larva, pupa

Pictures in Rheinheimer & Hassler; see also Steinhausen (2001b).

notes

Pest in cereals.

references

Aslan, Gök, Gürbüz & Ayvaz (2009a), Bezděk & Baselga (2015a), Biondi (1994b), Fuss, Geiser & Patzner (2005a), Gavrilović & Ćurčić (2013a), Gavrilović, Gavrilović, Ćurčić, ao (2014a), Maican & Serafim (2016a), Noordijk, Ulenberg, Zwakhals ao (2016a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Roberts & Walenta (2012a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a). Steinhausen (2001b), Troukens (2012b).

Last modified 7.x.2020