Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tanysphyrus ater

Tanysphyrus ater Blatchley, 1928

on Ricciocarpos


It is assumed that the larva bores in the thallus; pupation presumably in the mud at the shore.

host plants

Ricciaceae, monophagous

Ricciocarpos natans.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Ricciocarpos natans might not be the only host plant; Reimann did not find the plant associated with his observation of the beetle.


Tanysphyrus makolskii Smreczynski, 1957.


Dieckmann (1983a), Duff (2014a), Reimann (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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