Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinusa antirrhini

Rhinusa antirrhini Paykull, 1800

on Antirrhinum, Linaria, Microrrhinum, Misopathes

Rhinusa antirrhini

Linaria vulgaris, Dronten; © Arnold Grosscurt

pupa in the gall

two pupae


larvae in the galled and swollen fruits, pupation in the gall. The larvae have a dark-coloured head capsule, which distinguishes them from those of Rh. neta, that have a similar biology (Rheinheimer & Hassler)..

host plants

Plantaginaceae, oligophagpus

Antirrhinum majus; Linaria genistifolia & subsp. dalmatica, repens, vulgaris; Microrrhinum litorale, minus; Misopates orontium.

The occurrence on Antirrhinum is not confirmed by Rheinheimer & Hassler.


Gymnetron antirrhini; Mecinus noctis (Herbst, 1795).


In North America the species is employed in the biological control of Linaria vulgaris.


Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1964a), Caldara (2008a), Delbol (2013a), Houard (1909a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Wilson, Sing, Piper ao (2005a).

Last modified 21.viii.2019