Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinusa asellus

Rhinusa asellus (Gravenhorst, 1807)

on Verbascum


elongated galls in the stems, with a weevil larva or pupa; probably the pupae hibernate in the gall.

host plants

Scrophulariaceae, monophagous

Verbascum lychnitis, nigrum, phlomoides, pulverulentum, sinuatum, “thapsoides”, thapsus, virgatum.


Gymnetron asellus.


Avg─▒n & Colonnelli (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Caldara (2014a), Delbol (2013a), heinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 27.vii.2021