Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Glocianus punctiger

Glocianus punctiger (Sahlberg, 1835)

on dandelion

Glocianus puntiger: larva in dandelion flower head

larva in a capitulum (from Bowser)


One or several eggs are fixed to the inner wall of the hollow peduncle, just below the flower head. The larva enters the flower head and feeds on the developing fruits. Pupation in the soil.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Taraxacum kok-saghysz, officinale.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ceutorhynchus punctiger.


Anderson (1997a), Bowser (2016a), Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Honek & Martinkova (2005a), McAvoy, Kok & Trumble (1983a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 1.iii.2021