Poophagus sisymbrii (Fabricius, 1776)

on Nasturtium, Rorippa

parasite

Larvae and pupae in the stems.

host plants

Brassicaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Nasturtium officinale; Rorippa amphibia, palustris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Gosik.

notes

“Usually, more than one specimen was found inside single plant. Immature stages of P. hopffgarteni inhabit the thin (protruding over the water surface) parts of stems, close to the flowers. In the case of P. sisymbrii larvae and pupae were collected from submerged, old parts of stems, near the roots” (Gosik, 2008b).

references

Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Gosik (2008b), Rheinheimer & Hasser (2010a).

mod 1.vi.2019