Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Trichosirocalus troglodytes

Trichosirocalus troglodytes (Fabricius, 1787)

on plantain


The larva bores in the base of the peduncle, descending into the taproot, pupates in the soil.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Plantago lagopus, lanceolata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ceutorhynchidius troglodytes.


Behne (1987a), Delbol (2013), Dieckmann (1972a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Lechapt (2015a), Linders, Turin & Bruggemann (1995a), Lorenz (1997a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a) .

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