Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nanomimus hemisphaericus

Nanomimus hemisphaericus (Olivier, 1907)

on Lythrum

Nanomimus cf hemisphaericus on Lythrum hyssopifolia

Lythrum hyssopifolia, France, dép. Loire-Atlantique, Prinquiau, 22.viii.2023 © Armand Lamberdière (not confirmed by breeding)

Nanomimus cf hemisphaericus on Lythrum hyssopifolia



Spindle-shaped or more globular usually lateral, unilocular fleshy swelling at the basal part of a stem; higher section of the stem often inhibited. Larva a legless, curved weevil larva. One tot three larvae in a gall (Benedikt ao).

host plants

Lythraceae, narrowly monophagous

Lythrum hyssopifolia, tribracteatum.

References to L. salicaria are not correct, according to Rheinheimer & Hassler.


Nanophyes hemisphaericus.


Benedikt, Borovec, Fremuth ao (2010a), Buhr (1964a), Bukejs, Balalaikins & Telnov (2012a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2012a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Formánek & Melichar (1916a), Houard (1909a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 23.ii.2024