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).

mod 24.vi.2019