Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus laeviceps

Mecinus laeviceps Tournier, 1873

on Linaria


weak swelling in the lower part of a young shoot; the section above the gall becomes stunted. In the gall several weevil larvae or pupae.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Linaria corifolia, genistifolia.


Toševski ao distinguish within this species three subspecies: next to M. l. laeviceps, M. l. meridionalis Toševski & Jović 2013 and M. l. corifoliae Toševski & Jović 2013. The first two subspecies live exclusively on L. genistifola, the third only on corifolia.

larva, pupa

See Gosik ao.


Gosik, Skuhrovec, Caldara & Toševski (2020a), Toševski, Caldara, Jović ao (2013a)

Last modified 28.vii.2021