Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Podops inunctus

Podops inunctus (Fabricius, 1775)

turtle shieldbug, european turtlebug

on grasses

Podops inunctus

Haarlemmermeer, 24.v.2018 © Laurens van der Linde

Podops inunctus

27.v.2018: head and pronotum with pair of “hooks”


Larvae and adults at the roots.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis; Holcus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2022).


Podops inuncta.


Alexander (2008a), Bantock (2018a), Dietze, Münch & Vogel (2006a), Schubert (2007a).

Last modified 18.viii.2023