Stenopelmus rufinasus Gyllenhal, 1835

on Azolla, Salvinia

Stenopelmus rufinasus larva on Azolla filiculoides

Azolla filiculoides (from Mor ao).


Both larvae and adults feed on the floating plants; pupation in a cocoon.

host plants

Salviniaceae, oligophagous

Azolla filiculoides; Salvinia natans.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Originally a North American species.


Bosmans (2012a), Dieckmann (1983a), Friedman (2018a), Mor, Coral Sabater, Masferrer ao (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wanat (2018a).

mod 11.v.2019