Ceutorhynchus minutus (Reich, 1797)

on Brassicaceae etc.

Ceutorhynchus minutus mines

Alliaria petiolata, Nieuwendam

Ceutorhynchus minutus mines

detail of the same leaf

Ceutorhynchus minutus: occupied mine on Alliaria petiolata

Allaria petiolata, Zeewolde, Harderbos © Hans Jonkman

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Raphanus sativus, Amsterdam

mine

Rather small, untidy, full depth, often branched corridor, often close to the leaf margin. Sides irregularly eaten out. Frass in a greyish-green central line that is interrupted from time to time, sometimes partly in strings. In times of rain the frass may run out and appear greenish. Usually several mines in a leaf.

host plants

Brasicaceae, Capparidaceae, Resedaceae, Tropaeolaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Aethionema grandiflorum; Alliaria petiolata; Alyssum alyssoides, montanum; Anastatica hierochuntia; Arabidopsis arenosa, halleri, thaliana; Arabis alpina & subsp. caucasica, glabra, hirsuta, procurrens, serpyllifolia; Armoracia rusticana; Aubrieta libanotica, olympica; Aurinia saxatilis; Barbarea stricta, vulgaris; Berteroa incana; Biscutella didyma, laevigata; Brassica napus, nigra, oleracea, rapa; Braya; Bunias orientalis; Cakile maritima; Calepina; Camelina sativa; Capparis spinosa; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Cardamine amara, bellidifolia, chenopodiifolia, enneaphyllos, hirsuta, impatiens, kitaibelii, pratensis; Cardaria draba; Chorispora tenella; Cleome dodecandra, spinosa; Cleoserrata speciosa; Cochlearia officinalis; Conringia orientalis; Coronopus; Crambe cordifolia, koktebelica, maritima; Descurainia sophia; Diplotaxis muralis, tenuifolia; Draba fladnizensis, gilliesii, incana, rigida, siliquosa; Erophila verna; Eruca; Erucastrum gallicum; Erysimum cheiranthoides, cheiri, crepidifolium, odoratum, perofskianum, sylvestre; Euclidium; Fibigia; Heliophila amplexicaulis; Hesperis matronalis; Hirschfeldia incana; Hymenolobus; Iberis amara, “imperialis”, odorata, pinnata, semperflorens, sempervirens; Isatis tinctoria; Lepidium campestre, cartilagineum, perfoliatum, ruderale; Lobularia; Lunaria annua, odorata; Malcolmia africana, maritima; Matthiola incana, odoratissima; Microthlaspi perfoliatum; Moricandia; Myagrum perfoliatum; Nasturtium officinale; Neslia paniculata; Peltaria; Pritzelago alpina; Raphanus raphanistrum, sativus; Reseda lutea, luteola, odorata, phyteuma; Rorippa amphibia; Sinapis alba, arvensis; Sisymbrium altissimum, officinale; Teesdalia nudicaulis; Thlaspi arvense, perfoliatum; Tropaeolum.

phenology

Larvae in May-July (Scherf, 1964a).

BENELUX

BE observed Curculionidae.be, 2010a).
NE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Heijerman, 1993a).
LUX not observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

All over Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva

synonyms

Ceutorhynchus contractus (Marsham, 1802); according to Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a) this is a “nomen conservandum”.

notes

Common species, mainly to be found in the lower leaves that already are starting to wilt, near the leaf margin. Sometimes a pest species in seedlings (Buhr, 1964a). Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a) cite the species as a causer of galls at the root collar of Cardamine hirsuta; this certainly is erroneous.

references

Ahr (1966a), Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Amsel & Hering (1931a), Behne (1987a), Beiger (1965a, 1970a, 1979a), Buhr (1933a, 1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1971a, 1972a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Drăghia (1970a), Gültekin (2014a), Günthart (1949a), Hartig (1939a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1921a, 1923a, 1924a, 1930a, 1957a), Houard (1908a), Huber (1969a), Lechapt (2015a), Maček (1999a), Michalska (1970a), Nowakowski (1954a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Skala & Zavřel (1945a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Vorst (2010a).

mod 22.vi.2019