Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhizedra lutosa

Rhizedra lutosa (Hübner, 1803)

large wainscot

on Arundo, Phragmites


Larvae bore in the rhizomes; attacked plants may die off entirely.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Arundo donax; Phragmites australis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

egg, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.


Andújar Tomás, Gómez Ladrón de Guevara & Ruano Marco (1985a), Bella, Parenzan & Russo (2009a), Ebert (ed., 1998a), Friebe (2016a), Huemer & Mayr (1999a), Lepiforum (2021), Peslier (2000b), Schaefer (1980a).

Last modified 4.xii.2021