Stenocarus ruficornis (Stephens, 1831)

on (Glaucium), Papaver

mine

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 rhoeas, somniferum.

Occasionally Glaucium (Delbol).

phenology

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

BENELUX

BE observed (Curculionidae.be, 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).

larva

Scherf (1964a).

synonyms

Stenocarus fuliginosus Marsham, 1802.

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1957a), Maček (1999a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Vorst (2010a).

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