Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ischnopterapion virens

Ischnopterapion virens (Herbst, 1797)

white clover weevil

on Trifolium


The larvae bore in the stem, descending, sometimes even from a petiole, to close by the root collar; here the pupation takes place, just below the epidermis.

host plants

Fabaceae, monofaag

Trifolium alexandrinum, arvense, fragiferum, hybridum, incarnatum, medium, montanum, pratense, repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion, Chlorapion, virens.


Alonzo Zarazaga (1981a), >Brito Castro & Oromí Masoliver (1986a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Heijerman & Alders (20021a), Morris (2011a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tyler & Tyler (2016a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Verdugo (2019a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 15.xii.2021