Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrotopium sulcifrons

Taphrotopium sulcifrons (Herbst, 1797)

on Artemisia, etc.


one or two-chambered, more or less rotund swelling in the upper part of a stem, ± 6 x 3 mm. Inside a legless, curved weevil larva or a pupa.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Artemisia campestris & subsp. maritima, caerulescens subsp. gallica, santonicum; Centaurea scabiosa; Tanacetum millefolium.


Univoltine; occupied galls from mid-June till end August.


Apion sulcifrons.


Behne (1987a), Benedikt, Krátký & Schön (2016a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbeehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 5.x.2020