Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus canescens

Lixus canescens Steven, 1825

on Crambe


Oviposition via a small hole that is made in a stem, and later is closed with chewed material. The larva develops and pupates within the stem.

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Crambe koktebelica, maritima, steveniana, tataria.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Skurovec & Volovnik

Lixus canescens larva

larva (from Skurovec & Volovnik)

inquilines (?)

See Platystoma rufipes


Gültekin & Korotyaev (2011b), Skurovec & Volovnik (2015a), Volovnik (2007a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 17.x.2020