Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhacognathus punctatus

Rhacognathus punctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

heather shieldbug

on Calluna, etc.

parasite

Larvae and adults are predators of Chrysomelidae (both larvae and adults), including the heather beetle, Lochmaea suturalis.

host plants

Ericaceae, ± monophagous

Calluna vulgaris.

Also Alnus; Betula; Salix (Rabitsch).

distribution within Europe

PESI (2022).

references

Bantock (2018a), Nelson, Hermes & Aukema (2015a), Rabitsch (2005a), Ramsay (2013a), Schubert (2007a).

Last modified 27.iii.2022