Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhynchaenus xylostei

Rhynchaenus xylostei Clairville, 1798


An often inconspicuous, full depth corridor with black frass in a broad central line. Pupa in a globular cocoon in the mine, made out of secretion (Scherf, 1964a). However, Molnár & Majláth state that the cocoon is formed after the larva has left the mine.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Lonicera xylosteum.


More than one generation per year (Scherf, 1964a). Hibernation as adult (Rheinheimer & Hassler, 2010a).


BE not recorded (, 2010).

NE not recorded (Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX not recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From Finland to Italy and from France to Poland (Fauna Europaea, 2007).


Rhynchaenus lonicerae Herbst, 1795.


Recorded from the UK in the far past, but at least presently not occurring there (Morris, 1993a).


Hartig (1939a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1926b, 1930a, 1957a, 1962a), Molnár & Majláth (2015a), Morris (1993a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scherf (1964a), Wolf & Fuchs (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 4.xi.2021