Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus janthinus

Mecinus janthinus Germar, 1821

on Linaria


the larvae, often in numbers, tunnel in the stem, causing a swelling and purple discolouration. Pupation in the tunnel.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Linaria repens, vulgaris; Microrrhinum minus.

Adults also observed on Linaria angustissima, genistifolia, “rubioides subsp. nissana”

larva, pupa

See Gosik ao.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Buhr (1964a), Caillol (1954a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Douglas, Bouchard, Anderson ao (2013a), Gosik, Skuhrovec, Caldara & ToŇ°evski (2020a), Houard (1909a), Mazur (2006b), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wilson, Singh, Piper ao (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 4.xii.2021