Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Herpes porcellus

Herpes porcellus (Lacordaire, 1863)

on Alkanna, etc.

Herpes porcellus larva

larva (from Szénási)


Larvae and adults free on the leaves. Pupation in a globilar, white, reticulate cocoon, attached to the host plant.

host plants

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Alkanna tinctoria.

Rarely also Cynoglossum officinale; Echium vulgare. Beetles also on other Boraginaceae.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Herpes sorbi Weise, 1893.


Szénási (2018a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 3.x.2020