Protapion filirostre (Kirby, 1808)

on Medicago

gall

oviposition in the stem or in the terminal bud. The larvae live in leaf buds or flower buds. Apparently, the species can induce stem galls.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Medicago falcata, lupulina, x varia; Trifolium campestre, dubium

Dieckmann supposes that the records from Trifolium might stem from an erroneous identification of the host plant.

synonyms

Apion filirostre.

references

Behne (1987a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Morris (1982a), Papi (2009a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

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