Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bromius obscurus

Bromius obscurus (Linnaeus, 1758)

western grape rootworm

on Chamerion, Epilobium

Bromius obscurus: adult feeding traces on Chamerion angustifolium

Chamerion angustifolium, the characteristic linear feeding traces of the beetles (from Stenhouse).

parasite

Larvae at the roots.

host plants

Onagraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Chamerion angustifolium; Epilobium palustre.

The beetles on a wide range of plants, including Rosa, Rubus, Vitis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

pupa

See Steinhausen (2001b).

references

Baselga & Novoa (2002b), Bukejs (2010e), Hubble (2014a)m Kofler (2011a), Petitpierre (1983a), Petitpierre i Vall (1994a), Regalin, Bezděk, Penati & Ciapponi (2006a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2008a), Steinhausen (2001b), Stenhouse (2020a), Vig (1997a, 1999a).

Last modified 22.xi.2020