Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Omphalapion laevigatum

Omphalapion laevigatum (Paykull, 1792)

on Asteraceae


the receptacle egg-shaped, two or three times its normal size, with a hard wall; inside a single weevil larva or pupa, with a well-recognisable head.

host plants

Asteraceae, Anthemideae, oligophagous

Anthemis arvensis, cotula; Cota tinctoria; Matricaria chamomilla; Tripleurospermum inodorum.

According to Talamelli also Filago gallica.
Delbol additionally mentions Senecio.


Apion laevigatum; Apion, Omphalapion, sorbi Fabricius, 1792.


Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Talamelli (1995a).

Last modified 13.iv.2019