Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oulema melanopus

Oulema melanopus (Linnaeus, 1758)

cereal leaf beetle

on grasses

Oulema melanopus on Avena sativa

Avena sativa, Hungary, Mosonszolnok, 8.vi.2013 © László Érsek: damage to the plant

Oulema melanocephala on Avena sativa

young larva

Oulema melanopus on Avena sativa

older larva

Oulema melanopus on Avena sativa

adult

Oulema melanopus on Hordeum vulgare

Hordeum vulgare, Hungary, Levél, 14.v.2020 © László Érsek

Oulema melanopus on Hordeum vulgare

young larvae

Oulema melanopus on Triticum aestivum

>Triticum aestivum, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 24.vi.2014 © László Érsek

Oulema melanopus on Triticum aestivum

mature larva

Oulema melanopus on Triticum aestivum

ventral

Oulema melanopus on Zea mays

Zea mays, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 24.vi.2014 © László Érsek

Oulema melanopus on Zea mays

damage by matute feeding

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), Wetzel, Skuhravý, Camprag, ao (1984a).

Last modified 5.iv.2022