Ceutorhynchus rapae Gyllenhal, 1837

Coleoptera, Curculionidae

mine

The larva essentally is a borer in petioles and stem. Several larvae live together in a cavity; at that point the stem is swollen. From that swelling now and then a larva may stray into a leaf. The stem above the gall usually dies off, and is replaced by a number of new side branches.

hostplants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Brassica oleracea; Cardamine amara; Descuraiania sophia; Erysimum cheiranthoides.

phenology

Larvae in April-July (Scherf, 1964a).

BENELUX

BE oberved (Curculionidae.be, 2010).

NE observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007; Heijerman, 1993a).

LUX not observed (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

All Europe, except Ireland and the Balkan Peninsula (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

notes

In the UK a simple gall-causer, rather than a facultative leafminer (Robbins, 1991a).

references

Buhr (1964a), Heijerman (1993a), Hering (1957a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Robbins (1991a), Scherf (1964a), Vorst (2010a).

22/04/2016

mod 28.vi.2017