Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Kalcapion semivittatum

Kalcapion semivittatum (Gyllenhal, 1833)

on Mercurialis


oval, 1.5-2.5 mm large, unilocular swelling of stem or petiole; inside one weevil larva or pupa.

host plants

Euphorbiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Mercurialis annua.

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere incorrectly also cite M. perennis.


Apion semivittatum; A. germari Walton, 1844.


In the western Canary Islands the subspecies K. s. fortunatum (Roudier, 1963).


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Brito Castro & Oromí Masoliver (1986a), Buhr (1964a), Callot (2007a), Colonnelli (2016a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Forbicioni, Abbazzi, Bellò ao (2019a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Houard (1909a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Morris (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Stüben (2017a), Tavares (1905a), Tomasi (2014a), Verdugo (2019a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 27.xi.2020