Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pelenomus waltoni

Pelenomus waltoni (Boheman, 1843)

on Persicaria


The slimy, transparent larvae feed ectophagously on the leaves; they carry a lump of frass on their back. Pupation in a cocoon made out of secretion, attached to the leaves.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Persicaria dubia, hydropiper.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Phytobius waltoni.


Anderson & Korotyaev (2004a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Pešić (2000a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scholze (1991a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 15.x.2021