Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Neocoenorrhinus germanicus

Neocoenorrhinus germanicus (Herbst, 1797)

strawberry rhynchites

on Rosaceae, Salix


The adult beetles feed in the spring on young leaves. Th female deposits an egg in a young shoot not far from the tip. A few centimeters below she partly severs the shoot, causing it to wilt, fold down, and ultimately drop off. The larva bores in the decaying tip, then burrows into the soil for pupation.

host plants


Fragaria; Geum; Potentilla; Rosa; Rubus fruticosus, idaeus; Salix caprea, gmelinii, viminalis; Sanguisorba.

Records from Cornus sanguinea; Quercus probably are exceptional.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago in the soil.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Coenorhinus germanicus.


Dieckmann(1974a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Rheinheiner & Hassler (200a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 20.xii.2021