Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Oxycarenus modestus

Oxycarenus modestus (Fallén, 1829)

on Alnus


Larvae and adults between the scales of the old inflorescences, feeding on the fruits (“seeds”).

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Alnus glutinosa, incana, rubra.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Aukema (1976b), Baugnée (2003c), Baugnée, Dethier, Constant, ao (2000a), Cobben (1951a), Deckert (2004a), Dioli (1980a), Friess (2000a), Kallenborn & Heseler (2013a), Péricart (1998b), Rietschel & Strauss (2005a).

Last modified 15.iv.2022