Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypurus bertrandi

Hypurus bertrandi (Perris, 1852)

Hypurus bertrandi mine

from Hoffmann & Tempère (1944a)


Narrow, irregular, full depth gallery the quickly widens into a large, full depth blotch. The larva can mine several leaves. Pupation external.

host plants

Portulacaceae, monophagous

Portulaca oleracea.


Larvae in July and September (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2011).

distribution within Europe

From France to Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, and Croatia (Fauna Europaea, 2011)


Described by Hoffmann & Tempère (1944a).


Portulaca oleracea is in many parts of the world a dangerous weed, and H. bertrandi has, together with its host plant, fanned from its original area around the Mediterranean to California, Hawaii, Australia, and probably the Philippines (MacFadyen, 1994a).


Colonnelli (1990a), Compte (1981a), Hering (1957a), Hoffmann & Tempère (1944a), MacFadyen (1994a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Szénási (2014a).

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