Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion fulvipes

Protapion fulvipes (Geoffroy, 1785)

white clover seed weevil

on Trifolium


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


Prunus laurocerasus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


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


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Dieckmann & Herger (1985a), Ehret (1990a), Friedman & Freidberg (2007a), Hayat, Güçlü, Özbek & Schön (2002a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Sprick (1990a), Tyler & Tyler (2016a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.iv.2023