Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ceutorhynchus pectoralis

Ceutorhynchus pectoralis Weise, 1895

Ceutorhynchus  cf pectoralis: gall on Cardamine pratensis

Cardamine pratensis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Philippeville, Cerfontaine, RN Ancienne carrière des Vaux © Stéphane Claerebout

Ceutorhynchus  cf pectoralis: gall on Cardamine pratensis


Ceutorhynchus  cf pectoralis: larva



The larva makes fusiform galls in the stem and midrib. Under exceptional circumstances (crowding) the larvae may make mines from its midrib gall. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Cardamine amara, hirsuta, impatiens, pratensis.

Rarely also in the petioles of Barbarea; Lepidium campestre; Rorippa pyrenaica; Thlaspi arvense.


Larvae in May – July (Buhr, 1964b).


BE recorded (, 2010).

NE recorded (Vorst, 2010a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2010).

distribution within Europe

From Denmark and Belarus to the Pyrenees and Italy, and from France to Romania and Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2010).


Buhr (1964b), Clayhills (2011a), Cunev (2013a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1962a., 1971a, 1972a), Hering (1957a), Hoffmann (1954a), Houard (1908a), Lehmann & Hannover (2016a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vorst (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 28.ii.2021