Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Luperina nickerlii

Luperina nickerlii (Freyer, 1845)

sandhill rustic

on grasses


Larvae freely at the roots.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Cynosurus cristatus; Elytrigia juncea; Festuca ovina, rubra; Parapholis incurva; Puccinellia maritima.

Possibly Festuca ovina is the only host plant (Gelbrecht & Weidlich).

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Ebert (ed., 1998a), Gelbrecht & Weidlich (1992a), Vávra (2016a).

Last modified 30.viii.2021