Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanobaris morio

Melanobaris morio (Boheman, 1844)

on Reseda


Oviposition in the root collar; de larva eats itself descending gallery in th tap root.At the lowest point pupation takes place.

host plants

Resedaceae, monophagous

Reseda luteola, phyteuma.


Univoltine; hibernation probably mostly as adult, still in the tap root.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Baris morio.


Abbazzi, Bartolozzi, Crudele & Sforzi (2003a), Behne (1981a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1962a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Lessieur, Dauphin, Labatut & Lacombe (2017a), Rheinheier & Hassler (2010a), Talamelli (1995a).

Last modified 24.xii.2020