Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus paraplecticus

Lixus paraplecticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

on marsh Apiaceae


Larvae and pupae in the hollow stems.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Anthriscus, Apium, Berula erecta; Cicuta virosa; Oenanthe aquatica, fistulosa; Sium latifolium.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


The scientific name refers to the popular belief that the species would cause paralysis in horses (Hemmerling).


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Dieckmann (1983a), Hemmerling (1896a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Talamelli (1997a), Volovnik (2013a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 3.x.2020