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.

parasitoids, predators

Dibrachoides dynastes.


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

Last modified 4.vii.2022