Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Merodon equestris

Merodon equestris (Fabricius, 1794)

large narcissus fly

polyphagous on bulbous plants


Generally a single egg is deposited on a plant. The larva lives in the bulb, hibernates there, then pupates in the soil.

host plants

Galanthus nivalis; Hemerocallis; Hyacinthus; Lilium; Narcissus; Pancratium maritimum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


van Eck (2016a), Hurkmans & de Goffau (1995a), Reemer, Renema, van Steenis ao (2009a), Ricarte, Souba-Dols, Hauser & Marcos-GarcĂ­a (2017a), Speight (2017a).

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