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.


Behne (1981a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dieckmann (1962a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Reimann (2013a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wilson, Schwarzlaender, Blossey & Bell Randall (2004a).

mod 17.v.2019