Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinoncus bruchoides

Rhinoncus bruchoides (Herbst, 1784)

on Persicaria, Polygonum


Oviposition in a leaf sheath; the larva descends as a borer down to the root collar, where the pupation takes place. Sometimes several larvae in a stem.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Persicaria hydropiper, lapathifolia, maculosa; Polygonum aviculare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Hoebeke & Whitehead (1980a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.ix.2020