Protapion fulvipes (Geoffroy, 1785)

white clover seed weevil

on Trifolium

parasite

The larva lives within a flower head, feeding on the developing ovaries of one to three florets. Here also the pupation. According to Dauphin & Aniotsbehere the capitulum becomes hypertrophied.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium hybridum, repens, spadiceum.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Apion dichroum Bedel, 1886; Apion flavipes (Paykull, 1792).

references

Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

mod 29.iv.2019