Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lythraria salicariae

Lythraria salicariae (Paykull, 1800)

loosestrife flea beetle

on Lysimachia, etc.


Larvae at the roots.

host plants

Lythraceae, Primulaceae, restricted polyphagous

Lysimachia punctata, thyrsiflora, vulgaria;Lythrum salicaria; Trientalis europaea.

The role that is played by Lythrum is not clear. It is often cited as a host plant, but according to Rheinheimer & Hassler only the adult beetles occasionally feed in this plant.


Univoltine; hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


d’Alessandro & Biondi (2008a), Aslan & Başar (2016a), Bukejs (2009a), Farina (2015a), Hubble (2010a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Petitpierre (2001a), Pozsgai (2005a), Regalin, Bezděk, Penati & Ciapponi (2006a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Rozner & Rozner (2014a).

Last modified 17.iii.2024