Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ranunculiphilus lycoctoni

Ranunculiphilus lycoctoni (Hustache, 1917)

on Aconitum


Just below the not yet completely developed inflorescence the stem is swollen over 2-3 cm. In the pith some legless, curved weevil larvae, or their pupae.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. vulparia, napellus subsp. lusitanicum.


Ceutorhynchus lycoctoni.


Colonnelli & Knutelski report from Central Europe a second species, viz. Ranunculiphilus pseudinclemens (Dieckmann, 1969), that is associated with Aconitum and Delphinium. Conceivably, this species induces a similar gall.


Buhr (1964b), Colonnelli & Knutelski (2005a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2019a).

Last modified 29.ix.2019