Nanophyes marmoratus (Goeze, 1777)

flower bud weevil

on Lythrum

Nanophyes marmoratus: larva in Lythrum salicaria flower

Lythrum salicaria, larva in the flower (from Wilson ea)

parasite

A larva develops in a flower bud, feeding on the ovary and other floral pars. Pupation in the flower. Infected bud often fall off, but this does not interfere with the development of the larva.

host plants

Lythraceae, monofaag

Lythrum hyssopifolia, salicaria.

phenology

Univoltinel hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Bukejs, Balalaikins & Telnov (2012a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2012a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Reimann (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wilson, Schwarzlaender, Blossey & Bell Randall (2004a), Wanat & Szypuła (2008a).

mod 30.iv.2019