Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhinusa linariae

Rhinusa linariae (Panzer, 1792)

on Linaria


globular root galls, often quite numerous and then coalescing. Pupation in the gall; the adults vacate their galls before winter. Often the galls must be found sought in the ground.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Linaria genistifolia, loeselii, odora, purpurea, repens, vulgaris.


Gymnetron, Mecinus, linariae.


Rhinusa collina.


Baviera & Caldara (2020a), Bellmann (2012a), Buhr (1964a), Caldara (2008a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Wilson (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 19.x.2020