Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mogulones geographicus

Mogulones geographicus (Goeze, 1777)

Paterson’s curse root weevil

on Echium, etc.

parasite

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

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Echium creticum, italicum, plantagineum, vulgare; Pontechium maculatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

See Gosik.

synonyms

Ceutorhynchidius, Ceutorhynchus, Ceutorrynchus, geographicus.

notes

Employed in Australia in the biological control of Echium plantagineum.

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Gosik (2010c), Lorenz (1997a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a), Vayssieres (1995a), Vayssieres & Wapshere (1983a), Wapshere (1980a), Wapshere & Cullen (1984a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018).

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