Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Aspidapion validum

Aspidapion validum (Germar, 1871)

hollyhock weevil

on Alcea, Althaea, (Malva)

parasite

Larvae and pupae in the fruits. Oviposition in the stem (Wilhelm ao).

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea biennis, rosea; Althaea officinalis.

Rarely also on Malva sylvestris, thuringiaca.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Apion validum.

references

Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Germann (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Podlussány (1986a), Wilhelm, Handschuh, Plant & Nemeschkal (2011a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 4.ix.2020