Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus comosus

Mecinus comosus Boheman, 1845

on Plantago

Mecinus comosus: galls on Plantago maritima

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


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).


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

Last modified 17.v.2019