Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cixius similis

Cixius similis Kirschbaum, 1868

parasite

Larvae presumably at plant roots; adults free on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Alnus glutinosa; Betula nana, pubescens; Myrica; Pinus; Rhododendron tomentosum; Salix elaeagnos; Vaccinium myrtillus, uliginosum.

Also Molinia caerulea.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

phenology

Univoltine; hibernation as larva.

references

Bückle (2005a), Freese & Biedermann (2005a), de Haas & den Bieman (2018a), Malenovský, Kment & Sychra (2014a), Mühlethaler, Holzinger, Nickel & Wachmann (2018a), Nickel & Gärtner (2009a), Nickel & Remane (2002a), Seljak (2018a), Söderman (2007a), Sushko & Borodin (2009a).

Last modified 16.iii.2021