Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus elegantulus

Lixus elegantulus Boheman, 1842

on ? Scorzoneroides


The host plant is not known with certainty, even less the biology. Because of the congruence in supposed host plant and the systematic affinity it might be guessed that the larvae live and pupate in the root.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

? Scorzoneroides autumnalis.

Feeding adults observed at Chondrilla juncea; Crepis

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Dieckmann (1983a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Volovnik (2013a).

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