Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pelenomus quadrituberculatus

Pelenomus quadrituberculatus (Fabricius, 1787)

on Fallopia, Persicaria, Polygonum


The yellowish white larvae feed ectophagously at the undersides of the leaves. They carry a lump of frass on the back. Pupation in a cocoon, its inside lined with secretion, in the soil.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Fallopia convolvulus; Persicaria hydropiper, lapathifolia, maculosa. Polygonum aviculare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Phytobius quadrituberculatus.


Dieckmann (1972a), Nilsson (2005b), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.ix.2020