Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pelenomus quadricorniger

Pelenomus quadricorniger (Colonnelli, 1986)

on Persicaria


The 5-6 mm long yellowish green larvae live ectophagously at the undersides of the leaves; they often carry a lump of frass on the back. Pupation in a cocoon, made of secretion, on a leaf.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Persicaria amphibia, dubia, lapathifolia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


See Urban.


Phytobius quadricornis (Gyllenhal, 1813).


Dieckman (1972a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Urban (1914b), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.ix.2020