Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus iridis

Lixus iridis Olivier, 1807

on Apiaceae


The larva lives in the hollow stem. Here also pupation takes place, in a pupal cocoon. Sometimes this results in a weak fusiform swelling of an internodium.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica; Anthriscus sylvestris; Apium; Berula; Chaerophylum bulbosum; Cicuta; Conium maculatum; Helosciadium nodiflorum; Heracleum sphondylium; Levisticum officinale; Oenanthe; Pastinaca sativa; Peucedanum palustre; Selinum; Sium latifolium.

According to Rheinheimer & Hassler, cow parsley is the main host plant. Galls have been cited only from hogweed.

larva, pupa

See Zotov.
Lixus iridis larva

larva (from Zotov)


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1983a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Friedman (2018a), Germann (2017a), Houard (1909a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sprick, Schmidt & Gärtner (2013a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Tomasi (2014a), Volovnik (2007a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a), Zotov (2009a).

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