Exapion canescens (Desbrochers des Loges, 1894)

on Calicotome

parasite

Larvae and pupae in the ripening pods. Adults never bore emergence holes, but wait until the pods open naturally. Some pods open late, and the adult beetles may remain inside from a few months (in nature) up to about a year (in the laboratory).

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Calicotome villosa.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Friedman & Freidberg (2007a).

mod 21.iv.2019