Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Neoglocianus maculaalba

Neoglocianus maculaalba (Herbst, 1795)

on Papaver

Neoglocianus maculaalba: larvae in Papaver somniferum fruit

Papaver somniferum, Hungary, Halászi, 1.vii.2016 © László Érsek: infected fruit

Neoglocianus maculaalba: larvae in Papaver somniferum fruit

opened fruit with karvae

Neoglocianus maculaalba: larvae

group of larvae

Neoglocianus maculaalba: larva

larva, detail

Neoglocianus maculaalba: imago

Papaver somniferum, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, © László Érsek: imago

Neoglocianus maculaalba: imago

another specimen


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.

host plants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Papaver dubium, rhoeas, somniferum.


Ceutorhynchus maculaalba.


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).

Last modified 10.v.2020