Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Parethelcus pollinarius

Parethelcus pollinarius (Förster, 1771)

on Urtica


oviposition in an egg chamber, gnawn by the female in a petiole or stem. From there the larva descends as a borer, down to the root collar. According to Dauphin & Aniotsbehere here a swelling takes place.

host plants

Urticaceae, monophagous

Urtica dioica, pilulifera, urens.


Ceutorhynchus pollinarius.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Hacet & Colonelli (2019a), Lechapt (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wolf & Fuchs (2014a).

Last modified 16.v.2020