Mecinus pascuorum (Gyllenhal, 1813)

on Plantago

parasite

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).

synonyms

Gymnaetron, Gymnetron, pascuorum.

references

Behne (1987a), Bosmans (2012a), Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Nieminen & Vikberg (2015a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 16.v.2019