Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Otiorhynchus smreczynskii

Otiorhynchus smreczynskii Cmoluch, 1968

on Ligustrum, etc.

Otiorhynchus smreczynskii: adult feeding traces

adult feeding traces on various host plant species (from Balalaikins & Bukejs)


Larvae at the roots of a wide range of plants. The beetles are polyphagous as well, but with a strong preference for lilac and privet, were at night they eat chunks out of the leaf margin.

host plants

preferably Oleaceae, polyphagous

Aronia melanocarpa; Cydonia oblonga; Ligustrum ovalifolium, vulgare; Ribes alpinum; Spiraea chamaedryfolia; Syringa villosa, vulgaris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011b), Benedikt, Krátký & Stanovský (2017a), Dieckmann (1980a), Heijerman & Burgers (2015a), Podlussány, Szita, Lupták, ao (2014a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 9.xii.2021