Aspidapion radiolus (Marsham, 1902)

on Alcea, Althaea, Malva

parasite

Larvae and pupae in the pith of the stems, also in the thinnest branches. Records of beetles that have been reared from fruits probably concern larvae that have entered a receptacle from the peduncle.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea rosea; Althaea officinalis; Malva acerifolia, arborea, multiflora, neglecta, parviflora, sylvestris, thuringiaca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Apion radiolus.

notes

On Madeira and the Canary Islands the subspecies A. radiolus chalybeipenne (Wollaston, 1854).

references

Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Brito Castro & Oromí Masoliver (1986a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Morris (2011a), Podlussány (1986a), Pupier (1997a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Suppantschitsch (1996a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

mod 24.vi.2019