Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ctenomeropsis nigra

Ctenomeropsis nigra (Waltl, 1835)

on Erica

Ctenomeropsis nigra: gall on Erica arborea

Erica arborea, Spain, Spanje, prov. Barcelona, Terrassa © Jordi Montobbio

Ctenomeropsis nigra: gall on Erica arborea

another specimen


Usually lateral swelling of a branch. Inside a single, legless, crooked weevil larva.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Erica arborea, australis, carnea, scoparia, tetralix.


Nanophyes niger.


Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Formánek & Melichar (1916a), Houard (1909a), Papi (2009a), Tavares (1905a), Viñolas Muñoz-Batet Soler 2016a.

Last modified 14.xii.2023