Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Monoxia obesula

Monoxia obesula Blake, 1939

on Atriplex, etc.

mine

The young larva makes a short, untidy gallery. Subsequently it lives freey on the leaves.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex halimus; Chenopodiastrum murale; Chenopodium album; Halimione portulacoides; Salsola oppositifolia.

distribution within Europe

Entire Mediterranean region.

larva

Monoxia obesula larva

larve (from Montagud Alario & Rodrigo Coll)

notes

North American species, a dangerous invasive.

references

Bezděk, Maděrová & Hrudová (2023a), Clark, Rattu & Cillo (2014a), Iannella, d’Alessandro, Longo & Biondi (2019a), Lencina & Miñano (2018a), Mifsud (2016a), Molina Molina, Escuer Murillo & Cerdà Moles (2022a), Montagud Alario & Rodrigo Coll (2017a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Ponel & Perez (2022a), Vela, Rodríguez Navarro & Gómez de Dios (2019a).

Last modified 27.ii.2024