Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protapion nigritarse

Protapion nigritarse (Kirby, 1808)

on Trifolium


Larvae and pupae in the developing ovaria.

host plants

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.

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), Podlussány (1986a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 16.ix.2020