Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stenopelmus rufinasus

Stenopelmus rufinasus Gyllenhal, 1835

on Azolla, Salvinia

Stenopelmus rufinasus larva on Azolla filiculoides

Azolla filiculoides (from Mor ao).


Both larvae and adults feed on the floating plants; pupation in a cocoon.

host plants

Salviniaceae, oligophagous

Azolla filiculoides; Salvinia natans.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Originally a North American species.


Bosmans (2012a), Dieckmann (1983a), Friedman (2018a), Mor, Coral Sabater, Masferrer ao (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Talamelli (1997a), Wanat (2018a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 4.x.2020