Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mononychus punctumalbum

Mononychus punctumalbum (Herbst, 1784)

on Iris


the fruits look irregular and knobby. Inside some white weevil larvae that feed on the seeds. Pupation in the gall. When the weevils leave the gall conspicuous exit holes are left behind. Galling facultative.

host plants

Iridaceae, monophagous

Iris aphylla, foetidissima, x germanica, halophila, latifolia, pseudacorus, sibirica, spuria.

According to Compte also Colchicum autumnale (Colchicaceae).

larva, pupa

See Skuhrovec ao.


Buhr (1964a), Compte (1981a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a). Dieckmann (1972a), Lechapt (2015a), Morris (1982a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Skuhrovec, Gültekin, Śmigala ao (2017a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Wojciechowicz-Żytko, Rogowska, Dobińska, ao (2016a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 21.ix.2020