Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus

Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus (Marsham, 1802)

cabbage stem weevil


The larva essentially is a borer in the petiole or the stem; from the point of oviposition it eats itself the way down. But oviposition in the midrib may occur as well (even in the lamina) and under such circumstances the larva may make short, frass-free corridors from the midrib into the leaf.

host plants

Brassicaceae, Resedaceae, Tropaeolaceae; narrowly polyphagous

Alliaria petiolata; Brassica napus, oleracea, rapa; Cakile maritima; Conringia; Crambe; Erophila verna; Eruca; Hesperis matronalis; Hirschfeldia incana; Isatis tinctoria; Lepidium; Lunaria annua; Moricandia; Nasturtium officinale; Peltaria; Raphanus raphanistrum, sativus; Reseda; Rorippa palustris, sylvestris; Sinapis arvensis; Tropaeolum majus.


Larvae in April-June (Scherf, 1964a).


BE observed (, 2010a).

NE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

All of Europe, including the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Scherf (1964a).


Ceutorhynchus quadridens (Panzer, 1795).


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Colonnelli (1990a, 2016a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Gültekin (2014a), Heijerman (1993a), Hoebeke & Griffin (2015a), Houard (1908a), Maček (1999a), Menet (2012a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Scheuch (1930a), Vorst (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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