Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macroplea appendiculata

Macroplea appendiculata (Panzer, 1794)

on Potamogeton s.l.


Both beetles and larvae live permanently submerged. Larvae and pupae in a cocoon, attached to a root.

host plants

Potamogetonaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Potamogeton coloratus, lucens, natans, perfoliatus, x salicifolius; Stuckenia pectinata.

Older reports that larvae or adults also would live on Myriophyllum have been refuted.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Steinhausen (2001b).


Bukejs (2010b), K├Âlsch & Kubiak (2011a), Maican & Serafim (2016a), Nelson, Walsh & Foster (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Solem (1972a), Steinnhausen (2001b).

Last modified 7.x.2020