Phrydiuchus topiarius (Germar, 1824)

on Salvia


In autumn eggs are deposited around the base of the plant; the larvae tunnel in the petioles, root collar and stem. After hibernation they leave the plant to pupate in the soil.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Salvia aethiopis, argentea, nemorosa, pratensis, verbenaca, verticillata.


U nivoltine; hibernation as larva in the plant.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Andres (1966a), Andres & Rizza (1965a), Delbol (2013a), Talamelli (1995a), Ugarte San Vicente & Salgueira Cerezo (2010a).

mod 14.iv.2019