Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leptopterna dolabrata

Leptopterna dolabrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

meadow plant bug

on grasses, etc.

parasite

Larvae and adults at the inflorescences. The bugs produce a substance that kills he plant tissue above the uppermost node, leading to a condition known as ‘silvertop’ or ‘white ear’.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Alopecurus pratensis; Dactylis glomerata; Elytrigia repens; Festuca rubra; Holcus lanatus; Phalaroides arundinacea; Phleum; Triticum aestivum.

Also Chenopodium album; Cirsium decussatum; ; Salix.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2022).

references

Aukema, Chérot, Viskens & Bruers (2014a), Biurrun Aramayo & Herrera Mesa (1985a), Bury, Mazepa, Obszarny, ao (2021a), Chłond & Gorczyca (2009a), Kamm (1979a), Lodos, Önder, Pehli̇van, ao (2003a [“Leptoterna“]), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a).

Last modified 25.iii.2022