Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Perapion curtirostre

Perapion curtirostre (Germar, 1817)

on Rumex


the larvae tunnel in the stems, pupate also there; no galling is involved. Preference for female plants; heavy infestation result in shorter stems, but the seed production is not affected.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, acetosella, “alpestris”, arifolius, crispus, obtusifolius, patientia, thyrsoides.


Apion curtirostre; A. humile Germar, 1817.


Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1973a, 1990a).Hoebeke & Griffin (2015a), Hopkins & Whittaker (1980a), Houard (1908a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 4.ix.2020