Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mogulones larvatus

Mogulones larvatus (Schultze, 1897)

Paterson’s curse crown weevil, root-crown weevil

on Echium, Pulmonaria


Oviposition in a flower. The larva then descends as a borer through the stem and finally lives in the root collar and root crown. Pupation in the spoil.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Echium creticum, italicum, plantagineum, vulgare; Pulmonaria mollis, obscura, officinalis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ceutorhynchus, Ceutorrynchus, larvatus.


The species plays an important role in the biological control of Echium plantagineum in Australia.


Alonso Zarazaga (1983a), Balalaikins (2012a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2008a, 2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Gültekin (2014a), Mannerkoski (2000a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sheppard, Smyth & Swirepik (0000a, 20001a), Vayssieres (1995a), Vayssieres & Wapshere (1983a), Wapshere (1980a), Wapshere & Cullen (1984a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018).

Last modified 1.iii.2021