Lixus siculus Boheman, 1835

on Ferula

parasite

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.

references

Gültekin (2007a).

mod 12.v.2019