Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mecaspis alternans

Mecaspis alternans (Herbst, 1795)

on Daucus, Pastinaca

parasite

Larvae in the roots, pupation in the soil.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Daucus carota & subsp. sativus; Pastinaca sativa subsp. urens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

pictures in Germann.

synonyms

Mecaspis caesa, caessus (Gyllenhal, 1834).

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Deckmann (1983a), Germann (2012a), Gosik & RozwaƂka (2011a), Holzer (2019a) (Mazur, 2006b), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 5.xii.2021