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, pseudacorus, sibirica.

larva, pupa

See Skuhrovec ao.


Buhr (1964a), 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) .