Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion nigritarse

Protapion nigritarse (Kirby, 1808)

on Trifolium


Larvae in a flower, feeding at seeds in the developing ovaria, naked pupae in the flower; beetles at the leaves.

host plants, larvae

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Trifolium aureum, campestre, dubium.

According to Rheinheimer & Hassler the species lives exclusively on the yellow-lowering clovers mentioned above. This is contradicted by Compte, who mentions the species also from Trifolium fragiferum, hybridum, pratense, repens.

host plants, beetles


Reynoutria japonica.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).


Apion nigritarse.


Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Buhr (1965a), Colonnelli, Osella & Cornacchia (2011a), Compte (1981a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Ehret (1990a), Hayat, Güçlü, Özbek & Schön (2002a), Heijerman & van der Leij (1997a), Meijer, Smit, Beukeboom & Schilthuizen (2012a), Nilsson (1976a), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 22.iv.2023