Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Nanophyes marmoratus

Nanophyes marmoratus (Goeze, 1777)

flower bud weevil

on Lythrum

Nanophyes marmoratus

Hoofddorp, 16.vii.2023 © Laurens van der Linde

Nanophyes marmoratus

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Nanophyes marmoratus: larva in Lythrum salicaria flower

Lythrum salicaria, larva in the flower (from Wilson ea)


A larva develops in a flower bud, feeding on the ovary and other floral pars. Pupation in the flower. Infected bud often fall off, but this does not interfere with the development of the larva.

host plants

Lythraceae, monofaag

Lythrum hyssopifolia, salicaria.


Univoltinel hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Bukejs, Balalaikins & Telnov (2012a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2012a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Menet (2012a), Pešić (2000a), Reimann (2012a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Wilson, Schwarzlaender, Blossey & Bell Randall (2004a), Wanat & Borowski (2013a), Wanat & Szypuła (2008a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.xi.2023