Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinoncus perpendicularis

Rhinoncus perpendicularis (Reich, 1797)

on Bistorta, Persicaria, Polygonum


Oviposition in a leaf axil; from here the larva descends as a borer in the stem, also pupates there.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Bistorta officinalis; Persicaria amphibia, decipiens, dubia, hydropiper, lapathifolia, maculosa; Polygonum aviculare.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Rhinoncus smreczynskii Wagner, 1937, described from Bistorta officinalis and treated by several authors as a valid species, is understood as a synonym of perpendicularis by (PESI, 2019).


Anderson & Korotyaev (2004a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Friedman (2018a), Pešić (2000a, 2004a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

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