Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Galeatus scrophicus

Galeatus scrophicus Saunders, 1876

sunflower lace bug

on Helianthus, etc.


Larvae and imagines freely on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Lactuca sativa; Launaea fragilis, lanifera; Helianthus annuus; Sonchus oleraceus; Xanthium strumarium subsp. brasilicum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


In Africa and in the Middle East a pest on sunflower.


Ribes & Sauleda (1979a), Satti & El Khidir (2013a).

Last modified 23.iii.2021