Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aspidapion aeneum

Aspidapion aeneum (Fabricius, 1775)

on Alcea, Althaea, Malva


Several larvae or pupae, each one in an long-oval chamber, in the region of the root collar.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea rosea; Althaea officinalis; Malva neglecta, sylvestris.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion aeneum.


Colonnelli ao write that the larvae develop in the fruits; mistake?


Behne (1987a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sanz Benito, García-Ocejo Izquierdo & de los Mozos Pascua (1996a).

Last modified 15.v.2019