Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Merodon loewi

Merodon loewi van der Goot, 1954

on ? Gladiolus


Larvae in the tubers.

host plants

Iridaceae, monofaag

? Gladiolus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Hurkmans observed oviposition behaviour on Gladiolus spec. (not Ornithogalum, as is stated by Speight); however, no eggs were discovered.


Hurkmans (1988a), Ricarte, Souba-Dols, Hauser & Marcos-GarcĂ­a (2017a), Speight (2017a).

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