Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Donacia bicolora

Donacia bicolora Zschach, 1788

two-tone reed beetle

on (Shoenoplectus), Sparganium


Larvae in a cocoon, attached to a root.

host plants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Sparganium erectum.

Occasionally (?) also Schoenoplectus lacustris

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2001b).


Bukejs (2010b), Lays (2003a), Maican & Serafim (2016a), Montagna (2009a), Nelson, Walsh & Foster (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Steinhausen (2001b), Vig (1999a).

Last modified 22.xi.2020