Mecinus janthinus Germar, 1821

on Linaria

gall

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

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Chaenorhinum minus; Linaria repens, vulgaris.

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

references

Buhr (1964a), Caillol (1954a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Douglas, Bouchard, Anderson ao (2013a), Houard (1909a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wilson, Singh, Piper ao (2005a).

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