Taphrotopium sulcifrons (Herbst, 1797)

on Artemisia

gall

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, narrowly monophagous

Artemisia campestris & subsp. maritima, caerulescens subsp. gallica.

phenology

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

synonyms

Apion sulcifrons.

references

Behne (1987a), Buhr (1964a), Dauphin & Aniotsbeehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 28.iv.2019