Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lixus subtilis

Lixus subtilis Boheman, 1835

beet stem weevil

on Amaranthaceae


Oviposition in the main stem; the insertion point is covered with gnawed material that later turns conspicuously brown. The larva hollows the stem while descending to about the root collar, where pupation takes place, A slender fusiform gall may develop.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Amaranthus retroflexus; Atriplex sagittata, tatarica; Beta vulgaris; Chenopodium album, vulvaria; Spinacia.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Davidian, Korotyaev & Gültekin (2017a), Dieckmann (1983a), Gültekin (2007a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Stejskal (2004b), Stejskal & Trnka (2013a), Volovnik (2007a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 1.xii.2021