Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mogulones geographicus

Mogulones geographicus (Goeze, 1777)

Paterson’s curse root weevil

on Echium

parasite

The larva bores in the root; it also hibernates there, then pupates in the soil.

host plants

Boraginaceae, monophagous

Echium italicum, plantagineum, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Gosik.

synonyms

Ceutorhynchidius, Ceutorhynchus, geographicus.

notes

Employed in Australia in the biological control of Echium plantagineum.

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Gosik (2010c), Lorenz (1997a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, GarcĂ­a-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a), Vayssieres (1995a), Vayssieres & Wapshere (1983a).

Last modified 4.i.2020