Mecinus comosus Boheman, 1845

on Plantago

Mecinus comosus: galls on Plantago maritima

Plantago maritima, galled inflorescences (from Prena & Caldara).

gall

Two or three larvae tunnel in the central axis of the inflorescence (not in the peduncle below), causing it to become swollen and distorted.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Plantago macrorhiza, maritima.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Prena & Caldara (2017a).

mod 17.v.2019