Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Brachycerus muricatus

Brachycerus muricatus Olivier, 1790

on bulbiferous plants

parasite

Larvae bore in the bulbs.

host plants

restricted polyphagous

Allium roseum, sativum, triquetrum; Leopoldia comosa; Tulipa clusiana, gesneriana.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Brachycerus algirus (Olivier, 1787).

notes

Important pest in garlic cultivation.

references

Lodos (1977a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a).

Last modified 5.v.2020