plantaris (Naezen, 1794)
[Coleoptera : Curculionidae]
plantaris Naezen, 1794
Curculio brevis Marsham, 1802
Rhynchaenus plantaris (Naezen, 1794); Gyllenhal,
Anoplus plantaris (Naezen, 1794); Dejean, 1821
Orchestes plantaris (Naezen, 1794); Zetterstedt,
Anoplus atratus Stephens, 1831
Anoplus nitidulus Stephens, 1831
Leaf-miner: Long, full depth mine, starting at an oviposition scar, mostly in
the distal part of the midrib; the scar may be swollen and gall-like.
Frass line variable in width, sometimes quite broad. Usually the
corridor loosely follows the leaf margin, and the part of the leaf
that is cut off from the centre dies off. The larvae live in spring,
when the leaf is unfolding; later in summer affected leaves are
recognisable because the tip of the leaf and parts of the marginal
teeth are missing, by remnants of the corridor and by a general
disfiguring of the leaf. The larva leaves the mine before pupation
(Bladmineerders van Europa).
Larva: The larvae of beetles have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles and lack abdominal legs (see examples).
The pupae of beetles have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: Currently unknown.
of year - adults: Currently unknown.
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including Anglesey (VC52),
Bedfordshire (VC30), Berkshire (VC22), Breconshire (VC42), Caernarvonshire (VC49), Cambridgeshire (VC29),
Cardiganshire (VC46), Cheshire (VC58), Cumberland (VC70), Denbighshire (VC50), Dorset (VC9), Dumfriesshire (VC72),
East Kent (VC15), East Norfolk (VC27), East Ross (VC106), East Suffolk (VC25), East Sussex (VC14), Easterness (VC96),
Glamorganshire (VC41), Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire (VC55), Monmouthshire (VC35),
Montgomeryshire (VC47), North Lincolnshire (VC54), Oxfordshire (VC23), Radnorshire (VC43), Shropshire (VC40),
South Devon (VC3), South Essex (VC18), South Hampshire (VC11), South Lincolnshire (VC53), South Somerset (VC5), South Wiltshire (VC8), South-west Yorkshire (VC63), Staffordshire (VC39), Surrey (VC17),
West Gloucestershire (VC34), West Kent (VC16), West Lancashire (VC60), West Norfolk (VC28), West Suffolk (VC26), Westmorland (VC69) and Worcestershire (VC37) (NBN
Also recorded in Ireland (InvertebrateIreland Online).
elsewhere: Europe including French mainland, Germany, Italian
mainland, Poland, Russia - Central, East, Northwest and South and
Slovakia (Alonso-Zarazaga in Fauna Europaea).
NBN Atlas links to known host species:
British and Irish Parasitoids in Britain and elsewhere: Currently unknown.