Longitarsus luridus (Scopoli, 1763)

Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae

mine

Several narrow, rather straight and parallel-sided corridors fan out from the petiole. The larva regularly retreats into the petiole, and this traffic causes the frass to become pressed against the corridor sides. Pupation outside the mine.

hostplants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago major, media.

phenology

Larvae in July and September (Hering, 1957a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE Dutch species (Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

The whole of Europe, including the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Warchaowski, 2003a).

notes

Species of coastal areas (Hering, 1957a). Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a) associate the species with Rhinanthus.

references

Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Drăghia (1974a), Hering (1957a), Maček (1999a), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), Sønderup (1949a), Warchalowski (2003a).

9.i.2008

mod 28.vi.2017