Anthonomus pomorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Coleoptera, Curculionidae

on Malus, (Pyrus)

Anthonomus pomorum: gall on Malus sylvestris

Malus sylvestris, Germany, Eifel, Heimbach © Arnold Grosscurt

Anthonomus pomorum: opened gall

opened gall

Anthonomus pomorum: larva

larva

gall

the somewhat enlarged flower buds are dried and light brown, the inner parts are gone. Inside a single weevil larva or pupa. The gall does not drop off, but remains on the tree.

hostplants

Rsaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Malus domestica, pumila, sylvestris; Pyrus communis.

only occasionally on pear.

notes

young, not yet browned galls can easily be mistaken for an infestation by Argyresthia curvella.

references

Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2020a), Roskam (2009a).

24/05/2017

pub 24.v.2017 · mod 28.vi.2017