Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinusa collina

Rhinusa collina (Gyllenhal, 1813)

on Kickxia, Linaria


inquiline of Rhinusa linariae. Redfern & Shirley write that the larvae of collina can be recognised by having a brown head, contrary to the pale head of linariae, but breeding remains necessary.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Linaria “multicaulis subsp. aetnensis”, purpurea, vulgaris.


Mecinus collinus; Gymnetron collinum.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Gruschwitz (2001b), Houard (1909a), Podlussány (2007a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Týr (2022a).

Last modified 17.xii.2023