Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rutidosoma fallax

Rutidosoma fallax (Otto, 1897)

on sorrel


The beetles feed on the leaves of sorrel, making large holes. The biology of the larva is unknown; possibly it lives in the underground parts of the plant.

host plants

Oxalidaceae, monofaag

Oxalis acetosella.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Scleropteridius fallax.


Cunev (2013a), Delblol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Heijerman (1993b), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sprick & Floren (2007a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 7.iii.2021