Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Platystoma rufipes

Platystoma rufipes Meigen, 1826

on Crambe


A puparium has been found in the pupal chamber of the weevil Lixus canescens. This might indicate a biotic relationship, although the larvae of several other Platystoma species are known to feed on dead organic material.

host plants

Brassicaceae, monophagous

Crambe maritima.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Korneyev, Volovnik & Popov (2015a).

Last modified 17.x.2020