Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypera rumicis

Hypera rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)


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

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

R. hydrolapathum is the main host plant.


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


BE recorded (, 2010).

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

LUX recorded (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

Throughout Europe (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

larva and pupa

Dieckmann, Scherf, Skuhrovec (2006a).


Phytonomus rumicis.


Balalaikins (2012b), Dieckmann (1989b), Grossrieder & Keary (2004a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1957a), Hoebeke & Griffin (2015a), Huber (1969a), Menet (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Skuhrovec (2005a, 2006a), Tempère & Péricart (1989a), Vorst (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.xi.2023