Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenocarus ruficornis

Stenocarus ruficornis (Stephens, 1831)

on (Glaucium), Papaver


Th young larva makes a winding, sometimes branched corridor, irregular in width, rarely a blotch. Frass black, dispersed. Subsequently they descend as borers down t0 the roots. Their damage can make the plants wilt and even die (Scherf). Pupation in the soil

host plants

Papaveraceae, monophagous

Papaver argemone, dubium, hybridum, rhoeas, somniferum.

Occasionally Glaucium (Delbol).


Larvae in May-July (Hering, 1957a).


BE observed (, 2010).

NE observed (Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX not observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Sweden to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy and from Ireland to the Ukraine (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Scherf (1964a).


Stenocarus fuliginosus Marsham, 1802.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Colonnelli (1990a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1957a), Maček (1999a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Sert (2009a), Stüben (2017a), Vorst (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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