Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion filirostre

Protapion filirostre (Kirby, 1808)

on Medicago


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, sativa, x varia; Trifolium campestre, dubium

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


Apion filirostre.


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), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

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