Protapion laevicolle (Kirby, 1811)

on Trifolium

parasite

The larvae develop in the flower heads. That they would cause swellings of the stem, as was stated by Houard, is not correct.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium repens.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2018).

synonyms

Apion laevicolle.

references

Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Hoffmann (1958a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

mod 18.iv.2019