Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Megalocoleus molliculus

Megalocoleus molliculus (Fallén, 1807)

on Achillea, etc.

parasite

Larvae and adults at the flower heads.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea arabica, ligustica, millefolium, nana, nobilis; Anthemis; Artemisia absinthium, vulgaris; Cota tinctoria; Dittrichia viscosa; Helichrysum pallasii; Inula oculus-christi; Matricaria chamomilla; Tanacetum vulgare; Tripleurospermum inodorum.

Also seen on Conium maculatum; Digitalis lutea; Echium vulgare; Elytrigia repens; Gypsophila bicolor; Ononis; Quercus; Ranunculus arvensis; Solanum “nemorosum”; Trifolium repens; Triticum aestivum; Verbascum thapsus; Vicia cracca.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

synonyms

Megalocoleus pericarti Linnavuori, 1970.

references

Aukema, Chérot, Viskens & Bruers (2014a), Aukema & Hermes (2009b), Goula Goula (1986a), Korcz (2001a), Linnavuori (1970a), Lodos, Önder, Pehli̇van, ao (2003a), Malenovský, Baňař & Kment (2011a), Matocq (2004a), Matocq, Pluot-Sigwalt & Özgen (2014a), Olsen, Gustad, Coulianos & Hågvar (2017a), Pagola-Carte, Zabalegui & Ribes (2006a), Yazıcı & Yıldırım (2017a).

Last modified 8.iv.2022