Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus myagri

Lixus myagri Olivier, 1807

on Brassicaceae


An egg is deposited in a stem. The insertion point is closed with gnawed material that later conspicuously turns brown. The larva gradually descends in the hollow stem, down to, or below the root colla, then pupates in a cocoon. No galling occurs.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Barbarea vulgaris; Brassica oleracea; Lepidium cartilagineum; Nasturtium officinale; Rorippa amphibia, austriaca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Dieckmann (1983a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scholze (1991a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Volovnik (2007a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 14.x.2021