Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion fulvipes

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, larva

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium aureum, hybridum, medium, repens, spadiceum.

host plants, imago

polyphagous

Prunus laurocerasus.

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), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Tyler & Tyler (2016a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 20.xii.2021