Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus labilis

Mecinus labilis (Herbst, 1795)

on Plantago


The larvae develop in the root collar; here also the pupation; no sign of galling.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago lanceolata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Gymnaetron, Gymnetron, labile.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Delbol (2013a), Lorenz (1997a), 0degaard & Ligaard (2000a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 24.ix.2020