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.

hostplants

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), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Vorst (2010a).

mod 24.viii.2018