Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus siculus

Lixus siculus Boheman, 1835

on Ferula


Oviposition in the petiole; larvae and pupae presumably in the pith of the stem.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Ferula orientalis.

distribution within Europe

Although, according to (PESI, 2019) the species is an endemic of Sicily, the host plant specified by Gültekin does occur only in the east of Europe.


Gültekin (2007a).

Last modified 12.v.2019