Pelenomus waltoni (Boheman, 1843)

on Persicaria

parasite

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).

synonyms

Phytobius waltoni.

references

Anderson & Korotyaev (2004a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Pešić (2000a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 30.v.2019