Pelenomus canaliculatus (Fåhraeus, 1843)

on Myriophyllum


The larvae feed ectophagously on the leaves of the inflorescences that emerge from the water. Pupation in a cocoon, made out of secretion, attached to the leaves.

host plants

Haloragaceae, monophagous

Myriophyllum spicatum, verticillatum.

That the larvae would feed as well on the leaves of Persicaria dubia; Potamogeton natans is contradicted by Dieckmann.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Phytobius canaliculatus.


Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Pešić (2000a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 30.v.2019