Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pyropteron triannuliformis

Pyropteron triannuliformis (Freyer, 1843)

on Rumex


about 1.5 cm long swelling of a root; inside a single off-white caterpillar or a pupa.


Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella, aetnensis, crispus, obtusifolius, palustris.

Occasionally Geranium sanguineum.

larva, pupa

Larva and pupa are extensively described by Bąkowski, Gartner.


Bembecia, Chamaesphecia, Sesia, Synansphecia, triannuliformis; Sesia braconiformis Herrich-Schäffer, 1846


Bąkowski (2013b), Bella, Bartsch & Laštůvka (2017a [“triannuliforme”]), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gartner (1864a), Grossrieder & Keary (2004a), Houard (1908a), Laštůvka & Laštůvka (2001a), Predovnik (2018a), Pühringer (1996a), Toševski in litt. (2018).

Last modified 14.ii.2023