Mecinus collaris Germar, 1821

on Plantago

Mecinus collaris: old gall on Plantago lanceolata_2583_1

Plantago lanceolata, UK, Kent, Stoneless Reserve Pegwell Bay © Sébastien Carbonnelle: old vacated gall


the larva lives solitarily in a small fusiform swelling of the peduncle, just below the inflorescence. Pupation in the gall, hibernation as adult.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago altissima, coronopus, holosteum, lanceolata, major, maritima, media.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Caldara (2008a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Caillol (1954a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shriley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

mod 22.viii.2019