Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus neglectus

Lixus neglectus Fremuth, 1983

on Rumex


The larva bores in the region around the root collar; here also the pupation. The presence of a larva can be seen because of orange frass that is ejected. Generally but one larva per plant.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, thyrsiflorus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Trnka, Stejskal & Skuhrovec.


Trnka & Stejskal (2013a, 2014a), Trnka, Stejskal & Skuhrovec (2016a).

Last modified 8.iii.2020