Catapion seniculus (Kirby, 1808)

on Trifolium

gall

the larvae develop within the stems, and also pupate there. Probably only little galling takes place.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium fragiferum, hybridum, medium, pratense, repens, resupinatum, trichopterum.

Most often recorded on T. pratense (Dieckman, 1989a).

synonyms

Apion seniculus.

notes

Buhr writes that the species would cause galls in Medicago, Vicia, and Trifolium; this is seriously doubted by Dieckmann. However, Delbol presents an even longer list (Medicago, Melilotus, Ononis, Trifolium, vicia).

references

Buhr (1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a, 1989a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tomasi (2012a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

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