Lixus brevipes Brisout, 1866

on Dianthus, etc.


Oviposition in the base of the stem or in the root collar. The larva then tunnels over 8-12 cm upwards, then pupates in the hollowed stem.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae-Caryophylleae, narrowly oligophagous

Dianthus barbatus, caryophyllus, ferrugineus; Gypsophila; Saponaria officinalis; Silene dioica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Dieckmann (1983a), G├╝ltekin (2007a).

mod 3.vii.2019