Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Hylobius transversovittatus

Hylobius transversovittatus (Goeze, 1777)

loosestrife root weevil

on Lythrum


The larva lives for one or two years as a root borer. Mature, third-instar larvae pupate in the root collar that against that time may demonstrate a up to 2 cm large swelling.

host plants

Lythraceae, monophagous

Lythrum salicaria.


Balalaikins & Bukejs (2012b), Behne (1981a), Bukejs & Balalaikins (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1962a), Péricart (1960a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Reimann (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tempère & Péricart (1989a), Wilson, Schwarzlaender, Blossey & Bell Randall (2004a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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