Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecinus pirazzolii

Mecinus pirazzolii (Stierlin, 1867)

on Plantago


The larva develops within fruitlet; here also the pupation takes place. The fruitlet exteriorly is unmodified, but the seeds inside actually become galled.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago arenaria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Gosik ao.


Caldara & Fogato (2013a), Gosik, Skuhrovec, Caldara & ToŇ°evski (2020a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 28.vii.2021