Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceutorhynchus leprieuri

Ceutorhynchus leprieuri Brisout, 1881

on Brassicaceae


Larvae (weevil larvae) in ┬▒ 5 mm large, succulent, lenticular galls in the leaf disk, protruding at both sides. Often several in a leaf; they are deep green throughout, making them very conspicuous especially in a yellowing leaf. Larva solitary, pupation in the soil. Oviposition in autumn and, after hibernation, again in spring.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Alyssum; Brassica napus, oleracea, rapa; Bunias erucago; Coincya monensis subsp. cheiranthos; Raphanus raphanistrum, sativus; Rapistrum; Sinapis arvensis.

larva, pupa

See Hayn.


Ceutorhynchus ruebsaameni Kolbe, 1900.


Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dieckmann (1971a, 1972a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bell├▓ ao (2019a), Hayn (1970a), Houard (1908a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2014a).

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