Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cionus scrophulariae

Cionus scrophulariae (Linnaeus, 1758)

on Buddleja, Scrophularia


Oviposition in a leaf bud. The yellowish brown, slug-like larvae for a hort while live inside a bud, later they live freely, feeding on buds and to a lesser extent also lesves.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, oligophagous

Buddleja davidii; Scrophularia auriculata subsp. lyrata, canina, nodosa, scorodonia, umbrosa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


See Grandi.


Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1962a), Grandi (1938b), Hering (1962a), Pérez-Bote, López, Valtueña, ao (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scherf (1964a).

Last modified 19.v.2020