Lixus brevipes Brisout, 1866

on Dianthus, etc.

parasite

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 balbisii, barbatus, caryophyllus; Gypsophila; Saponaria officinalis; Silene dioica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Dieckmann (1983a), G├╝ltekin (2007a).

mod 12.v.2019