Hypera rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)

mine

Small (< 1 cm) blotch or corridor, often several in a leaf. The mine contains frass. Often at start and end of the mine a small round opening. Older larvae leave the mine and start making window feeding on the leaves. Pupation in a globular reticulate cocoon, attached to a leaf.

host plants

Polygonaceae, oligophagous

Fallopia convolvulus; Oxyria digyna; ; Polygonum aviculare; Rheum rhaponticum; Rumex acetosa, crispus, hydrolapathum, patientia.

R. hydrolapathum is the main host plant.

phenology

Larvae in July-August (Scherf, 1964a).

BENELUX

BE recorded (Ccurculionidae.be, 2010).

NE recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

Throughout Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva and pupa

Scherf (1964a).

synonyms

Phytonomus rumicis.

references

Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1957a), Huber (1969a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Vorst (2010a).

mod 11.viii.2019