Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bagous elegans

Bagous elegans (Fabiricus, 1801)

on Phragmites, (Phalaroides)


The larvae live below the water table in the hollow stems, one per internode; here also the pupation.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Phragmites australis.

An observation by Gosik & Wanat on Phalaroides arundinacea is exceptional.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Gosik & Wanat.


Dicranthus elegans.


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1983a), Gosik & Wanat (2014b), Hendrich & Michels (2011a), Kodada, Holecov√° & Behne (1992a).

Last modified 9.v.2019