Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Malvapion malvae

Malvapion malvae (Fabricius, 1775)

on Malvaceae

gall

in the circle of partial fruits one (or more) is strongly enlarged. It contains a single weevil larva or pupa.

host plants

Malvaceae, oligophagous

Alcea rosea; Althaea officinalis; Malva alcea, multiflora, neglecta, pusilla, subovata, sylvestris, trimestris.

Primarily on Malva sylvestris.

synonyms

Apion malvae.

references

Alonzo Zarazaga (1981a), Buhr (1964a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Houard (1909a), Mifsud & Colonnelli (2010a), Morris (1982a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a).

Last modified 24.vi.2019