Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phytobius leucogaster

Phytobius leucogaster (Marsham, 1802)

european water milfoil weevil

on Myriophyllum


The larvae liv freely in the inflorescence; pupation in an below-surface cavity that has been chewed out of the stem.

host plants

Haloragaceae, monophaag

Myriophyllum spicatum, verticillatum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Litodactylus leucogaster.


Anderson (1997a), Bosmans (2012a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1972a), Pešić (2000a, 2004a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Scholze (1991a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 15.x.2021