Mecinus barbarus Gyllenhal, 1838

on Linaria. etc.

parasite

Fusiform swelling of the stem, 2 x 15 mm, generally purple-coloured. Inside a weevil larva or pupa.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Anarrhinum bellidifolium; Antirrhinum barrelieri, majus; Linaria heterophylla, purpurea, reflexa, repens, supina; Misopates orontium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Mecinus longiusculus Boheman, 1845.

references

Caldara (2008a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Caillol (1954a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Tavares (1905a).

mod 21.viii.2019