Neoglocianus maculaalba (Herbst, 1795)
Papaver somniferum, Hungary, Halászi, 1.vii.2016 © László Érsek: infected fruit
opened fruit with karvae
group of larvae
Papaver somniferum, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 7.vi.2012 © László Érsek: imago
eggs are deposited in a young ovary; the bore openings are recognisable by latex flowing out. The gregarious larvae feed on the developing seeds; the fruit withers. Full grown larvae drop to the ground and pupate; univoltine. Hibernation as adult, 10-40 cm deep in the soil.
Papaver dubium, rhoeas, somniferum.
a pest in southern Europe in poppy seed cultivation,
Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Behne (1981a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Quesada-Moraga, Goerlich-López, Marín & Santiago-Álvarez (1998a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010), Stancă-Moise (2016a).