Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pelenomus canaliculatus

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), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.ix.2020