Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hypera rumicis

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

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

Dieckmann, Scherf, Skuhrovec (2006a).

synonyms

Phytonomus rumicis.

references

Balalaikins (2012b), Dieckmann (1989b), 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 25.xi.2020