Catapion pubescens (Kirby, 1811)

on Trifolium

Catapion pubescens: galls on Coronilla scorpioides

Coronilla scorpioides, galls (from Houard, 1909a)

gall

fusiform swelling with frayed epidermis of the basal part of the stem; inside a weevil larva or pupa.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Coronilla scorpioides; Trifolium aureum, brutium, campestre, dubium.

The occurrence on Coronilla, and a reference to T. hybridum and pratense by Tomasi (2014a) is improbable, also in the light of the experience of Dieckmann that the species is restricted to yellow clovers.

synonyms

Apion pubescens; Apion ceuthorhynchoides Wollaston, 1864.

references

Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Brito Castro & Oromí Masoliver (1986a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Hoffmann (1958a), Houard (1909a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Morris (2011a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

mod 9.vi.2019