Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Bothynoderes affinis

Bothynoderes affinis (Schrank, 1781)

on Amaranthaceae


spindle or sausage shaped swelling of the upper part of the root, several cm long and over half a cm thick. Inside one or more weevil larvae or their pupae.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Amaranthus; Atripex calotheca, littoralis, patula, prostrata, rosea; Bassia; Beta vulgaris; Dysphania botrys; Chenopodiastrum hybridum; Chenopodium album, glaucum; Lipandra polysperma; Salsola kali.

In the laboratory adult beetles also accepted Fallopia convolvulus; Persicaria amphibia, but whether these are also host plants of the larvae is not certain.


Bothynoderes, Chromoderus, Mecaspis, fasciatus (Müller, 1776).


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2011a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1983a), Houard (1908a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Scholze (1991a), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Tomasi (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 14.x.2021