Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus pascuorum

Mecinus pascuorum (Gyllenhal, 1813)

on Plantago


The larvae feed on the seeds in the ripening fruits, and pupate in the inflorescence; no indication of galling.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago lanceolata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Gymnaetron, Gymnetron, pascuorum.


Andrade & Stüben (2020a), Behne (1987a), Bosmans (2012a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Nieminen & Vikberg (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 2.ii.2021