Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus circulatus

Mecinus circulatus (Marsham, 1802)

on Plantago


Larval bore in the peduncle, that becomes malformed.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monofaag

Plantago coronopus lanceolata, sempervirens.

Adults have also been collected from Plantage cynops, “psyllium” [= afra/arenaria], subulata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Abbazzi, Bartolozzi, Crudele & Sforzi (2003a), Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Compte (1981a), García (2009a), Garrigue & Gourvès (2004a), Košťál (2015a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Papi (2009a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 24.xii.2020