Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nanomimus circumscriptus

Nanomimus circumscriptus (Aubé, 1864)

on Lythrum


Spindle-shaped or more globular, usually lateral, unilocular fleshy swelling at the basal part of a stem; higher section of the stem often inhibited. In the gall one or more legless, curved weevil larvae.

host plants

Lythraceae, monophagous

Lythrum hyssopifolia, salicaria.

Mainly on L. hyssopifolia.


Nanophyes circumscriptus.


Buhr (1964a), Bukejs, Balalaikins & Telnov (2012a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2012a), Houard (1909a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Winkelmann & Bayer (2004a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 15.iv.2023