Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus punctiventris

Lixus punctiventris Boheman, 1835

on yellow Asteraceae


One to four larvae make a 10-15 cm long tunnel in an outwardly undamaged stem; both oviposition and pupation also in the stem.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Crepis biennis, vesicaria subsp. taraxacifolia; Jacobaea aquatica, vulgaris; Picris hieracioides.

Jacobaea seems least important.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva, pupa

See Gosik & Wanat.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Cunev (2013a), Dieckmann (1983a), Gosik & Wanat (2014a), Gültekin (2007a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Wanat (2011a).

Last modified 12.v.2020