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Galerucella nymphaeae
(waterlily leaf beetle)



Galerucella nymphaeae (waterlily leaf beetle)


  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Galerucella nymphaeae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • waterlily leaf beetle
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Galerucella nymphaeae (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • waterlily leaf beetle

Other Scientific Names

  • Galeruca nymphaeae Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: leaf beetle, pond lily; leaf beetle, waterlily
  • Spanish: galeruca del nenufar
  • French: galeruque du nenuphar; galéruque du nénuphar

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: akandebladbille
  • Finland: lummekuoriainen
  • Germany: Blattkaefer, Seerosen-; Kaefer, Erdbeer-
  • Italy: Galerucella delle ninfee
  • Norway: vannliljebladbille
  • Sweden: naeckrosbage

EPPO code

  • GALENY (Galerucella nymphaeae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Chrysomelidae
  •                             Genus: Galerucella
  •                                 Species: Galerucella nymphaeae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

USAUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-PennsylvaniaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts


FinlandUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Former USSRUnconfirmed record
ItalyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Russian FederationPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-SiberiaPresentGuskova and Kuftina, 2016
SlovakiaPresentSuvák et al., 2012

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Asecodes mento Parasite
Coccinella hieroglyphica Predator
Gregarina nymphaeae Pathogen

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