Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Catapion pubescens

Catapion pubescens (Kirby, 1811)

on Trifolium

Catapion pubescens: galls on Coronilla scorpioides

Coronilla scorpioides, galls (from Houard, 1909a)


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.


Apion pubescens; Apion ceuthorhynchoides Wollaston, 1864.


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).

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