Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus laeviceps

Mecinus laeviceps Tournier, 1873

Coleoptera, Curculionidae

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.


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.


Toševski, Caldara, Jović, Baviera, Hernández-Vera, Gassmann & Emerson (2013a)


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