Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Perapion violaceum

Perapion violaceum (Kirby, 1808)

on Rumex


larvae tunnel in the pith of the stems, without causing galling. Pupation in a cavity in the stem.

host plants

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Rumex acetosa, arifolius, bucephalophorus, conglomeratus, crispus, maritimus, obtusifolius, patientia, pulcher, sanguineus, thyrsoides.

The primary host plant is R. obtusifolius.


Apion violaceum.


Alonzo Zarazaga (1981a), Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1962a, 1977a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Hopkins & Whittaker (1980a), Houard (1908a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Seidel (1957a), Tomasi (2014a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

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