Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus scabricollis

Lixus scabricollis Boheman, 1842

on Amaranthaceae


The young larva mines in the rind of petiole and stem, then penetrates into the stem and gradually descends to about the root collar, where the pupation takes place.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Atriplex; Beta vulgaris & subsp. maritima; Chenopodium; Spinacia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Compte (1981a), Dieckmann (1983a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Hering (1957a).

Last modified 24.x.2020