Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Calosirus terminatus

Calosirus terminatus (Herbst, 1795)

on Apiaceae


The larvae tunnel in the petioles and stems, sometimes also in the root crown. Occasionally this seems to result in a gall. Pupation in the soil.

Robbins writes that sometimes the larva makes a full depth mine in a lower leaf, starting from the petiole; Hering denies this.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Anethum; Anthriscus cerefolium; Apium; Berula erecta; Carum; Chaerophyllum temulum; Conium; Daucus; Petroselinum crispum; Sium.

The association with Fumaria by Dauphin & Aniotsbehere is erroneous. That the species is associated by Colonnelli ao with “several Lamiaceae” perhaps suggests that the interpretation of this species is controversial.


Ceutorhynchus terminatus.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Gültekin (2014a), Hering (1957a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Roskam (2009a).

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